Arsenal are ready to offer former player Jack Wilshere a lifeline.
The 29-year old, who made 197 appearances for the Gunners is currently without a club, as he tries to convince prospective employers that he is over the injury problems that have dogged what once promised to be a glittering career.
Having last played on loan with Bournemouth last season, he was linked with a move to Italy, and Como, who play in Serie B, but that fell through over EU passport issues.
Now Arsenal have said that he is free to train with the club any time, as he continues his battle for fitness and they have not ruled out completely signing him again if he impresses.
As he isa free agent, he can be signed outside the transfer window.
Wilshere left Arsenal for West Ham, the club he supported as a boy, but has subsequently admitted this was a mistake and that he should have stayed and fought for his place at the Emirates.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.