Arsene Wenger has spoken publicly about the future of a midfield favourite at the Emirates Stadium, as he edges ever closer to the expiration of his contract.
England international Jack Wilshere now only has a few months remaining on his current deal and Wenger wants him to put pen to paper on a new agreement, after seeing the academy graduate re-emerge as a crucial member of his midfield.
Wilshere has struggled with consistent injury problems in recent years, which have seen him struggle to earn consistent opportunities, and he spent last season 0n-loan with Bournemouth.
However, he’s re-established himself as a key member of Arsenal’s midfield core this season and has made 25 appearances in all competitions, scoring his first Premier League goal since a long injury lay-off against Chelsea in January.
Whilst he’s yet to sign a new deal though, Wilshere’s future remains up in the air and Wenger has urged the 26-year-old to agree a new deal. Quoted by The Evening Standard, the Frenchman said:
“That decision doesn’t depend only on me. I want him to sign very quickly. We are still to make the decision and find the pen somewhere. I’m happy to give him one.”
Wilshere confirmed in December that talks regarding a new deal were ongoing but delays have been experienced due to Arsenal’s packed fixture schedule.