As reported by Evening Standard, it seems as if Jack Wilshere wants some clarity on his current situation at the Emirates before agreeing to stay at the club. The 26-year-old midfielder has been negotiating his way towards a new contract for quite some time now, and it finally seems as if we’re in the final stretch of this long-running saga which has taken up a great deal of time and effort in North London.
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal could pull out of the race to sign highly-rated Nice central midfielder Jean-Michael Seri. Premier League and London rivals Chelsea are now expected to make a move for Seri.
Seri has long been linked with a move to north London, as the central midfield roles have proven a problem position in recent years. For example, Switzerland international Granit Xhaka still has a lot to prove at the club.
Available for £35million this summer
According to the Standard’s report, Seri will be available for £35million this summer. It is fair to say his displays in Ligue One have not gone unnoticed.
Arsenal midfield playmaker Jack Wilshere is a summer transfer target for West Ham, according to the Daily Star. Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be a big fan of Wilshere from his previous spell in the Premier League in charge of Manchester City.
Wilshere’s contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the month and the two parties are yet to agree on an extension. If an agreement is not reached, the midfielder could leave the Irons as a free agent, which means the north London club will receive no fee for the midfielder.
Jack Wilshere has a love/hate relationship with most football fans, and that’s understandable given the trajectory of his career thus far. He was pinpointed as a future leader for the England national team courtesy of how impressive he was as a youngster, and he managed to rise up through the ranks of the Arsenal team quicker than anyone could’ve anticipated. Obviously, his antics off the pitch haven’t been great, and he’s certainly rubbed some people the wrong way, but his omission from the England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup still wasn’t particularly well received.
As the story of Arteta vs Emery unfolds, there has been a breakthrough in the new deal negotiations between Arsenal and Jack Wilshere, according to Evening Standard.
The club have made a slightly improved offer to the player. Apparently, his wages would still be significantly performance incentivised, but the report claims Wilshere would have to complete reasonably fewer minutes and appearances in order to trigger maximum pay-out, believed to be £100k per week.
As reported by Mirror, it seems as if Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere are destined to be at the Emirates with Arsenal next season. Mikel is far and away the favourite to take over as manager in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s departure, whereas Wilshere’s ongoing contract situation finally seems to be sorting itself out as he prepares to sign on the dotted line of a new three-year deal.
Jack Wilshere has not been selected to be a part of England’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Now, naturally, many fans are going to disagree on whether or not that’s a good idea – which makes sense. Many people often bring up Jack’s attitude as a reason for why he shouldn’t be featured in these kinds of positions, and that’s understandable. On the other hand, however, the 26-year-old is probably one of the most passionate England players to have ever pulled on the shirt in the last few years.
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss out on Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for this summer.
Wilshere had earned a recall to the Three Lions squad for the recent friendly internationals against the Netherlands and Italy. However, unsurprisingly the midfielder had to pull out due to injury.
Wilshere was in England’s squad for the ill-fated euro 2016 campaign, despite having barely featured for the Gunners in the previous season.
Last night, Arsenal Football Club crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Atletico Madrid. Some will call that a disappointment whereas others will call that a blessing in disguise because it highlights why Arsene Wenger needs to leave at the end of the season. Although, to those people, we ask why on earth you wouldn’t want the club to gain a European trophy even after Wenger has announced that he’s going to be departing? It makes no sense.
Jack Wilshere has been the subject of many speculations this season as his contract is set to expire very soon. The truth, however, remains that nobody, not even the player himself, knows at this point where Wilshere will be playing come the start of 2018/19.
Wenger said on several occasions that the club is keen on keeping the midfielder in their ranks, but with the manager set to depart himself, the question arises: just how much would Wenger be aware of what the club are planning to do next? The Frenchman has earned some honesty from Arsenal for his exploits over the long years, but the fact remains the matter won’t be concerning him anymore once this season ends.