Arsenal are prepared to allow Jack Wilshere to leave the club on loan to get regular first-team football.
Wilshere has been limited to two Premier League appearances off the bench so far this season and England boss Sam Allardyce omitted him from his first squad.
“Jack just hasn’t had enough game time. Hopefully he will get that in the future at Arsenal,” said Allardyce.
“If Jack Wilshere was playing every week for Arsenal he would be in the squad, but unfortunately he isn’t. It is game time for him and it has been few and far between because he has had too many injuries unfortunately.”
The 24-year-old midfielder is finally fit again but has played just 37 minutes so far this season and has fallen down the pecking order at his club.
Arsenal are understood to be sympathetic to Wilshere’s situation, with his career having been so badly hampered by injury, but a satisfactory deal, if it comes to that, may prove difficult to agree at this stage.