It’s not quite worked out for Jack Wilshere, has it?
Once prophesied as the future of Arsenal and England, midfielder has struggled with injuries since making his breakthrough with the Gunners in 2009.
And having spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, it looks like the 25-year-old could be moving again this summer, with Serie A side Sampdoria plotting a swoop for the injury-hit midfielder.
The England international is fighting to be fit for the new season after his spell with the Cherries ended with a broken fibula last season.
And Wilshere has struggled to get over the blow, with Arsenal prepared to allow him to leave after a number of chances to prove himself.
But with his injury record counting against him, he may have to follow England team-mate Joe Hart’s example and try to rebuild in Serie A.
But Sky Italia are suggesting Sampdoria will have to cough up £9million to land their target.
West Ham owner David Gold was the latest Premier league chief to rule out a move as the Hammers supremo suggested his priorities lay elsewhere.
Wilshere was ruled out of Arsenal’s pre-season tour after his recovery took longer than anticipated which may have killed his chances of staying in England.
Wenger will turn to Monaco prodigy Thomas Lemar to bolster his creative options.
And the Frenchman received a huge boost as Mesut Ozil indicated a desire to stay at the club.