Jack Wilshere is a homegrown Arsenal youth player; he was signed by the Gunners when he was just nine-years-old and rose through the academy impressing at every level. Wilshere made his senior team debut in 2008 at just 16-years-old. The talented youngster is a centre-midfielder and is known for his passing and technical ability. Unfortunately, Wilshere is also infamous for being injury prone.
Since being promoted to the first-team, Wilshere has missed a staggering 119 weeks of football due to numerous injuries. Due to these injuries, he has only featured in 95 league games in the span of seven-years which averages to just fewer than 14-games-a-season. Rumours are beginning surface that Wilshere is a transfer target of Manchester City. Given the surplus of riches that Manchester City possesses, Arsenal would be wise to sell for an inflated fee around £30million.
Jack Wilshere is a clearly talented footballer who has risen through the ranks of one of the biggest teams in England. Unfortunately, he is unable to display his talents due to the countless injuries that he has endured during his spell with the Arsenal first-team. If Arsenal chose to sell Wilshere, they would be selling an injury prone player that spends more time in the treatment room than the actual pitch. The funds they would gather from a club willing to take the gamble could potentially be used on a player who will average more than a mere 14-games-a-season.