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Arsenal: Wenger paves way for Wilshere’s return

by | 7th, January 2017

Media Balls: Does Arsene Wenger regret allowing Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal for Bournemouth on a season-long loan? Sky says he does. Injury has left Arsenal shot in midfield (plus ca change).  Sky ‘s headline thunders:

 

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But Wenger doesn’t regret anything. What Wenger actually says is:

“I could use him now. But if he had not played until now, he would not be ready to play now. What looks unfair at some moments in the season is that you know at some stage you could need the player… And still today I think it was the right decision for him to go.”

Wilshere was rotting at Arsenal. He’s played 17 of Bournemouth’s 20 Premier League matches missing both games against Arsenal because rules forbid him playing his parent club. Of course Arsenal could use his nous now, his give-and-gos and box-to-box style. But with no  recall clause in his Bournemouth deal, the Gunners can’t get him back.

“It’s slightly old-fashioned and

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