Thursday, 25 February 2016

Jack Wilshere set for new deal at Arsenal

After injury upon injury, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is on the verge of a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.

The 24-year-old has been at the Gunners since 2001 and emerged onto the first-team scene with a bit of a bang, and 155 appearances later since 2008, has 12 goals and 28 England caps, with many hailing his aggressive nature in midfield.

Wilshere is currently earning around £90k-a-week for the Gunners and has two-and-a-half years left to run on his deal, but according to ​Football Insider, despite having so many injury issues - indeed Wilshere currently has a fractured fibula - he will be offered a new deal.

The new deal in question will be a five-and-a-half year extension to his current contract, and will see Wilshere move into the second section of highest earners behind Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez with a weekly wage increase to £110k-per-week.

Those currently in that pay bracket are Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott, but Arsenal are now confident that they will tie down their academy graduate for the foreseeable future, with no interest in selling him.

Manchester United and Manchester City were both sniffing round Wilshere to see if a move was possible, however Arsenal flatly denied any approaches for the midfielder and will continue to do so.

Wilshere is now back in training ahead of Arsenal's crunch period of the season where they look to wrestle away top spot from leaders Leicester City, with the gap between the two sides now just two points following the Gunners' dramatic 2-1 victory over the Foxes.

The England international is expected to make his return with Arsenal's U21 squad before a first-team reunion is to materialise, but club officials remain confident that Wilshere is mere weeks away from running out with the senior squad.

Arsenal was without him at their recent champions league against Barcr.

Speedy recovery to him.

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