Arsenal’s teenage sensation Jack Wilshere has revealed he would consider leaving the Gunners on loan – but only to join another Premier League club.
The 17-year-old impressed during the club’s League Cup exploits last season but has struggled to make an impact in the first-team this campaign.
Wilshere became the Gunners’ youngest ever player in both domestic and European competition last term and several clubs are reportedly eager to sign the playmaker on a temporary basis.
There are rumours that the Stevenage-born youngster could even earn a place in Fabio Capello’s squad for next summer’s World Cup, and Wilshere is keen to stay in the Premier League to suit his creative style.
“I’d think about a loan move but I think it would have to be in the Premier League,” Wilshere said in The Sun.
“Not that the Championship’s a bad league at all but it might suit me differently.
“I’ve seen things about Middlesbrough, Celtic and Rangers being interested and there may be others but a Premier League side would be better.”
Wilshere has started only three games for Arsenal so far this season, all in the League Cup, but admits his priority would be to fight for his place at the Emirates Stadium.
“I’d rather stay and be involved at Arsenal though, of course, we’ll see what happens,” he added.