Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to sign a new deal that will extend his time in North London. According to recent reports, the Gunners midfield enforcer will sign a new three-year deal at the Emirates Stadium worth in the region of £100,000-a-week.
Wilshere was recently snubbed from the England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup which kicks off next month. However, Arsenal has offered him an improved contract with some sources claiming that Wilshere is willing to accept. It is believed that the new contract is still based on performance but the English player now has to play fewer minutes and matches in order to trigger the maximum payment per week.
The 26-year-old has been previously linked with a move to Juventus and Everton. Recent reports have also suggested that Wilshere was left frustrated at the Emirates Stadium due to a lack of progress in talks over a new deal with the club. However, he has remained positive and it seems like an agreement could be reached in the next few days.
The English international had made 40 appearances for the Gunners last season, scoring two goals while grabbing 7 assists in all competitions.
The North London outfit managed to secure a sixth-place finish in the English top-flight last term. They are now likely to go through a period of transition under a new manager and retaining some of their top talents could go a long way in helping them challenge for a top 4 place next year.
Wilshere has been plagued with injuries in recent years which is why his future at Arsenal was in doubt. Although, he managed to get a lot of game time last season which proves that his fitness is improving. If he can overcome his injury concerns then the English talent can finally fulfil his true potential and play at a higher level on a more regular basis.
The 26-year-old is quite versatile and can play in a number of different positions across the midfield. He primarily plays as a holding midfielder but can also operate in a more advanced role in the number 10 position which makes him an ideal asset for the Gunners. Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of Wilshere and whether his extended time at the Emirates Stadium turns out to be a fruitful one or not.