Arsenal face a daunting task this summer as the Gunners seek to rejuvenate their ranks after a disappointing campaign, though they are also likely to face battles in keeping some of their core squad at the Emirates Stadium.
England international Jack Wilshere is amongst those facing huge question marks on his future, as the academy graduate is yet to sign a new contract and is currently due to be a free agent at the end of the current campaign.
Arsenal’s offer on the table is said to be bonus orientated, rather than a flat fee, and Wilshere is not happy with that- leading to interest from a variety of clubs, including Everton and AC Milan.
Defending Serie A champions Juventus are also linked with a move for the Arsenal midfielder and the club’s chief Giuseppe Marotta addressed speculation this week, in comments quoted by Football.London.
Whilst he states that Liverpool’s Emre Can is the club’s prime target this summer, he did not rule out a swoop to lure Wilshere to Italian football. When asked about interest in the England World Cup hopeful, he said:
“It is well-known that we are concentrating on Emre Can, who will have to give us an answer. He will be the first goal if he shows interest. Otherwise, we will have to move to other targets.”
Arsenal are desperate for Wilshere to remain at the Emirates Stadium but may need to issue a fresh offer in order to secure the future of the 26-year-old.