The level of uncertainty surrounding the future of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere at The Emirates has intensified in recent weeks with reports suggesting the attacking midfielder might be set to end his 17-year stay with the Gunners.
Wilshere’s current contract at The Emirates runs out at the end of the season and with talks not progressing well over a new deal the central midfielder could be set to leave the north-London club on a free at the end of the season.
However, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the Gunners have offered Jack Wilshere a new, improved long-term contract amid talks of his potential exit and expects the midfielder to decide on his future at The Emirates before the end of the season.
The Frenchman believes the deep-lying playmaker will sort out his future before this summer’s World Cup in Russia, speaking at his press conference, he said as quoted by The Mirror:
“I cannot give you any news, I don’t know what is in his mind. He has an offer and we want him to stay but he hasn’t signed. It is a long-term contract and I hope he will sign it. I am always confident. You want the players to stay and be paid well. We pay our players very well. He has the freedom to make that decision. I don’t think he will want to go to the World Cup without sorting his situation.”
Since returning back from injury the 26-year-old has impressed for the Gunners in the middle of the park and many will be hoping he can extend his stay at The Emirates by penning a new deal.
He has featured in 32 games for the Gunners across all competitions this season, scoring twice and providing three assists.