Jack Wilshere is a bit of an enigma.
Is he the creative midfield asset England have been crying out for? Or is he an overrated, injury-prone spent force?
Well it looks like we are going to find out one way or another.
Wilshere has been at Arsenal for 10 years and it has been six years since he announced himself on the world stage when he owned Xavi and Andres Iniesta in the Champions League.
Injuries have seriously hampered his progress since then and he has struggled to get game time under Arsene Wenger.
After a loan move to Bournemouth last season and some precious Premier League minutes, Wilshere told the Daily Express he’s ready to leave the Gunners in January.
With the World Cup just nine months away the midfielder is hoping he can squeeze his way onto the plane for the tournament.
“I want to play in the Premier League so of course I’m frustrated. I think we will have to talk about possibly leaving in January,” he said.
Strong words from the 25-year-old.
“Me and the boss will probably have a conversation before then. We have known each other for long enough and we have a good relationship where we can be honest with each other,” Wilshere added.
England fans have had to suffer watching a midfield of Eric Dier and Jake Livermore line up recently.
Wilshere would give the England team something different but Gareth Southgate has told him he needs to play to even be considered.
How far down the league would Wilshere have to go?
He could be a good fit a Newcastle and Rafa Benitez would surely appreciate a bit more flair in the middle.
Then again Jonjo Shelvey and Wilshere in the same team might be a bit fiery.
It’s been said before but Wilshere could be just what England need.