Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to choose between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace as his next club later today, as he prepares to leave the Emirates on loan.

Arsene Wenger has given the 24-year-old permission to leave Arsenal on loan in order to pursue more first team football, and the midfielder is finalising his departure.

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth have emerged as the favourites to land the England midfielder on a loan deal on transfer deadline day, and have held talks with the player.

According to the BBC, Wilshere spoke with Palace boss Alan Pardew and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe over his move yesterday, and will make a final decision later today.

Roma have also been linked with a deadline day move for the midfielder, but it seems Wilshere is keen to continue in the Premier League, boosting Palace and Bournemouth’s chances.  


With Santi Cazorla, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny all vying for places in Arsenal’s midfield, the 24-year-old’s opportunities to play for the Gunners were expected to be limited this season.

Therefore, the club and the player have decided to part ways temporarily and Wilshere is keen to rebuild his reputation away from the Gunners after a few injury stricken seasons at the Emirates.