Wilshere is on the lookout for a fresh start and has trained with Serie B side Como recently in an effort to boost his fitness.
He said: "We are willing to help him as much as we possibly can. He knows that and that's the situation."
However, when he was asked whether there was a chance Wilshere could make a sensational return to the club he joined aged nine, Arteta was unequivocal in his response, saying: "I wouldn't take it that far."
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