By Alex Taylor
Trevor Sinclair has compared Jack Wilshere to Wayne Rooney while discussing the 24-year-old’s potential loan move this summer.
The Arsenal star has found his first team opportunities limited at the the Emirates after the signing of Granit Xhaka and the return of Santi Carzola in recent weeks.
The injury-prone talisman failed to find form at the European Championships with England this summer and has been heavily linked with moves to Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Roma.
“I feel it would be a good move for him,” Sinclair told the BBC. “He needs to play football and he needs to keep his fitness. He is similar to Rooney and needs to play week in week out, and if he gets that regular football we will soon see what Jack’s got.
“He has got a lot in the locker, he has great ability and great talent, we’ve just not seen it enough and I just hope he gets that little bit of luck with injuries, stays fit and I’m sure wherever he goes, they’ll be getting a great midfield player.
Wilshere was omitted from Sam Allardyce’s first England squad to face Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier.
He has played a total of 37 minutes for Arsenal this season across two Premier League matches, including the last 20 minutues of Saturday’s 3-1 win at Watford, but has slipped behind Xhaka, Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey in the pecking order in North London.
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