Jack Wilshere and Joe Hart set for changes

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Updated: August 30, 2016
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Established England internationals Jack Wilshere and Joe Hart look set for loan moves away from their respective Premier League clubs.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are willing to let midfielder Jack Wilshere go out on loan to get first-team football which would help him regain his place in the England set-up.

He has been extremely unlucky with injuries having only made three appearances for the Gunners last season after his latest problem when he fractured his left fibula.

Ironically, he played six times for England over the summer which included three games at Euro 2016, but due to a lack of match fitness Sam Allardyce left him out of his first squad which he picked this week.

With Arsenal paying £35m for Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer it has meant that he isn’t currently needed.

Wilshere is a funny one – he has 34 international caps, yet he has only started 80 Premier League games for Arsenal.

With his injury problems it will be interesting to see if anyone wants to take a chance on him – if they do they won’t want to have to pay too much of his wages.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was given permission to leave the England camp on Monday so he could travel to Italy and have a medical today for his loan move to Serie A side Torino.

It is some change for the England keeper – he has been told by Pep Guardiola that he is free to leave as he is not Pep’s type of keeper! And now following a disappointing 2015/16 and with Big Sam as the new coach his England place is also doubtful.

A deal should be completed before the 31 August transfer deadline, which will allow Hart to rejoin the England squad for Sunday’s first 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Slovakia.

 

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