Jack Wilshere’s future is once again one of the hottest talking points.
The rejuvenated midfielder is heading towards free agency as contract talks over a new deal continue to be dragged on. Wilshere spoke with Arsene Wenger over an extension back in December but an agreement has yet to be made.
Arsenal made an offer in January but Wilshere was not content with a proposed deal that reportedly included a cut to his basic wage but instead compensated on a difference with a number of performance-related bonuses.
Arsene Wenger hopes the England midfielder will commit to a new contract but acknowledges that decision does not depend only on him.
“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.”, joked Wenger.
Having signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this winter before seeing Mesut Ozil extend his own contract and putting a full stop to another much-talked-about subject, Wenger is keen to complete deals for Wilshere and Welbeck as well before the end of the season.
Fresh rumours have it that the 26-year-old midfielder is laying grounds for a summer departure with Italy being mentioned as his most likely destination. Wilshere, however, could opt to stay in the Premier League.
“Wilshere will leave Arsenal and has already been linked to AC Milan and Sampdoria but is likely to remain in the Premier League.”, claims the Thursday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Jack Wilshere has spent his entire professional career with Arsenal but his decade of football in the Premier League was heavily marred by injury problems, restricting his influence to only 163 top-tier games since the 2008/09 season.
The Arsenal midfielder has this season made 15 Premier League appearances, scoring one goal during that time.