Every time a house of a footballer goes up in the market, a transfer story of a move away inevitably follows. Jack Wilshere is the latest in the he's-selling-his-house-so-he-must-be-leaving-the-club transfer story list, after the Arsenal midfielder put his house up for sale.
Wilshere has not featured for the Gunners all season, after picking up an injury during preseason training. The midfielder is expected to return to action sometime in February or early March, with Wenger keen to ensure Wilshere has enough time to make a case for his inclusion in the England team for Euro 2016.
A product of the Arsenal youth academy, Wilshere has spent his entire career with the club, but was the subject of interest from Manchester City last summer. City, in their endeavour to add a few homegrown players to their squad, reportedly had a bid categorically turned down by Arsenal.
Wenger is a big fan of Wilshere, who, when fit, can light up the Premier League, with his close dribbling and vision.
However, according to a report in The Sun, Wilshere could be on his way out of London, after putting his house for sale. Wilshere is asking for £3.69million for his home, and the report goes onto say the midfielder is not openly looking for another house.
Wilshere, though, does have a flat near Arsenal's training ground, and all the reported sale could mean is that he is looking at moving into that particular property. "He first put the house on the market in March," an Arsenal spokesman told the English newspaper. "Even if he had just put it on the market, it would not have meant he was leaving us."
There is absolutely no way Wenger, who is a big fan of the youngster, will sanction the sale of Wilshere to a Premier League rival, even with the midfielder's long injury record. At 24, the best is yet to come from Wilshere, and Wenger will be more worried about keeping the England international fit when he returns, and ensuring he can make the kind of career his talent deserves.
With Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky expected to leave at the end of their contracts next summer, there will be plenty of room in midfield for Wilshere to shine, provided he overcomes the injury problems that has hampered his entire career.