Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that it may be time for Jack Wilshere to leave the club for his own good.

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The England midfielder spent last term on loan at Bournemouth, where he suffered a broken leg – the latest in a long string of serious injury issues for the 25-year-old.

Now back at the Emirates Stadium, first-team opportunities seem limited for the club’s youth graduate, and Wenger has suggested a change might be best for all involved. 

“It is his first week back and we need to sit down and see where he will go,” the Frenchman said.

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“I made him start at a very young age and want him to have the career he is capable of. But he has gone through difficult times. I want him to play somewhere. We have to decide that later.”

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Wilshere, who played 27 Premier League games last term, has a contract with the Gunners that expires in 2018.

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