Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be one of the most high-profile players looking for a new club ahead of transfer deadline day.

Once regarded as England's next great hope, the 24-year-old has found a home-from-home in the injury room for much of his professional career.

A broken fibula saw him miss the entire 2015-16 season and he has been unable to force his way into Arsene Wenger's first-team this term, making two appearances from the bench.

A move away from north London to a club where he will be a guaranteed starter could be the best solution for both Arsenal and Wilshere. It would certainly be welcomed by England manager Sam Allardyce, who is eager for the midfielder to start playing regularly again before he is considered for international duty.

Where exactly will Wilshere end up? Wenger is unlikely to allow one of his players to strengthen the growing number of clubs looking to challenge his side for a Champions League spot, while Wilshere himself is unlikely to be keen to drop too far down the Premier League ladder. Could a jaunt abroad following in the footsteps of Joe Hart be a possibility? IBTimes UK considers the options.

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Wilshere reportedly given green light to find a loan move. Getty

West Ham United

After a humiliating exit at the hands of Romanian side Astra Giurgiu, West Ham wouldn't be able to offer Jack Wilshere any European football this season, but the chance to remain in the capital could appeal to the Londoner. The Hammers have become the early favourites to sign the England international, with Ladbrokes offering odds of 6/1 on him being a member of Slaven Bilic's squad by Thursday morning. But with West Ham's own European aspirations, Wenger may be wary of helping out a team that have designs a top four finish.


Having plucked Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers from the south coast club not long after they burst into the first-team, surely Arsenal owe Southampton? The club signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to add to their central midfield options of Oriol Romeu, Steven Davies, Jordy Clasie and James Ward-Prowse this summer but Wilshere's sudden availability could change Claude Puel's plans.


A gaping, Paul Pogba-shaped hole remains in the Juventus midfield. With Miralem Pjanic taking up a more advanced role and Claudio Marchisio still sidelined with the knee injury that ruled him out of Euro 2016, Massimiliano Allegri is still looking at midfield reinforcements. Paris Saint Germain's Blaise Matuidi remains heavily linked with a move to the Bianconeri, but Wilshere could offer a very different, yet compelling, option.


The Giallorossi fought to keep Radja Nainggolan out of Chelsea's clutches during the summer and have started the season with him alongside Kevin Strootman and Daniele de Rossi in a very robust midfield three. Luciano Spalletti's side are still to bring in a replacement for Pjanic however, the club's most creative outlet in recent years prior to his move to Turin. Could Wilshere fill the void? A move to the Stadio Olimpico would also see him reunited with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has returned to the Italian capital on loan for another season.


Still reeling from the loss of Andre Gomes, Valencia have lost their opening two games of the season with the newly formed midfield trio of Mario Suarez, Dani Parejo, Enzo Perez struggling to form a cohesive unit at this stage. The controlling presence of Wilshere in the centre of the park could be a tempting option. Valencia's seemingly everlasting financial woes mean a loan deal would be perfect for them. Just as importantly, the less robust surroundings of La Liga could be the perfect remedy for Wilshere's own physical problems.