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Report: Arsenal's Wilshere considered by Trabzonspor as Sissoko alternative

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal v Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 21, 2017 in London, England.

After failing to sign Moussa Sissoko, Trabzonspor tried to sign Arsenal's Jack Wilshere.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal v Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 21, 2017 in London, England.

Turkish side Trabzonspor failed with an attempt to sign Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, according to The Sun.

Wilshere listened to their loan offer, but chose to stay at Arsenal and attempt to win his place back in the first team.

He could be in contention to feature in the Europa League tonight against Cologne.

Trabzonspor's approach for Wilshere came after they failed in an attempt to sign Tottenham Hotspur flop Moussa Sissoko.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

They made a strong approach to try and sign the France international on loan, but Spurs were insistent they would only let him leave permanently for a big fee.

Wilshere spent last season out on loan at Bournemouth before suffering a late injury which wrecked his pre-season.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Asia Trophy match between Arsenal and Singapore at National Stadium on July 15, 2015 in Singapore.

His recent return to action in the under-23s ended unhappily as he was sent off for a brawl with a young opponent.

A World Cup squad place seems a long way off for the midfielder right now with Wilshere fighting to earn a place back in Arsenal's team.

The very fact Trabzonspor turned to Moussa Sissoko before they looked at him shows how far his star has recently fallen.

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