Arsenal transfer news: ‘I held talks with Jack Wilshere’ – Club president confirms negotiations with midfield ace

Jack Wilshere

‘I held talks with Jack Wilshere’ – Club president confirms negotiations for Arsenal midfielder

Trabzonspor president Muharrem Usta has confirmed holding talks with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Usta revealed that he personally negotiated with Wilshere over a loan move.

“I held direct talks with Jack Wilshere,” Usta was quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.

“We wanted him on loan and were close to a deal but the move stalled at the last moment.”

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Wilshere looked certain to leave Arsenal over the summer but ended up staying at the North London based outfit.

Despite staying the England international has yet to make a Premier League appearance.

In fact Wilshere has been relegated to the reserves where he has played twice.

Fellow Super Lig outfit Antalyaspor were also in talks with the midfielder.

In fact club president Ali Safak Ozturk confirmed talks with the England international over a summer move.

“We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere,” Ozturk was quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.

“It will be a difficult move to pull off.”

Wilshere is not expected to feature in Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s plans this season however, he may receive playing time in the Europa League and League Cup.

The full Arsenal Europa League squad is as follows:

David Ospina, Petr Cech, Deyan Iliev, Matt Macey, Mathieu Debuchy, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Chuba Akpom, Ryan Huddart, Hugo Keto, Tolaji Bola, Chiori Johnson, Tafari Moore, Alex Iwobi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Krystian Bielik, Charlie Gilmour, Marcus McGuane, Reiss Nelson, Ben Sheaf, Pelenda Da Silva, Aaron Eyoma, Edward Nketiah, Joseph Willock.