The future of England international Jack Wilshere has attracted plenty of speculation during the past year, as the midfielder is rapidly approaching the end of his contract at Arsenal and could be poised to move on a free transfer.
Wilshere is said to be unhappy with the offer that Arsenal have on the table for their academy graduate, who is being eyed by Everton and a number of Italian clubs, leading to an increased likelihood of him moving away from the Emirates Stadium.
However, the Gunners are keen to retain his services and Wilshere’s preference is to remain in north London, revealing to Sky Sports that contract negotiations between the two parties are still ongoing.
“We are still in the same position really. Not much has changed. We are still talking. Obviously the boss has left which has changed things a little bit because I don’t know who is going to be the manager next year and that can change things. But we are still talking and I am hopeful and the club is hopeful we can get something done.”
Wilshere has made 36 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring two goals and contributing four assists.