Jack Wilshere is believed to have been offered a new contract with reduced terms, but can Arsenal really afford to play hardball?
The England international has proved to be an important player for the team since making his return to first-team action, and has been consistently amongst our better players since coming in to cover for the injured Aaron Ramsey.
Arsene Wenger now has a huge conundrum as he looks to find a way to accommodate both midfielders Ramsey and Wilshere, with the duo likely to battle for one spot in the current formation, and both are deserving of regular playing time.
Despite Wilshere’s firmly impressive campaign thus far, we are said to have made him a offer of a new deal with negated terms, likely including increased pay depending on appearances due to his recurring injury problems of previous seasons, but with such little time remaining on his current deal, that could prove to be dangerous.
Juventus are said to have come in with an offer for Jack, who is available on a free transfer this summer, and is allowed to talk to clubs outside of England about his potential exit this summer, and that could well tempt the 26 year-old.
The England international has reiterated his desire to stay in North London, but the offer of a reduced contract may convince him that he isn’t as important to the club, and may be tempted by the opportunity to play for Juventus, and the potential to win titles and challenge for the Champions League also.
Could Wilshere be tempted to cut ties with Arsenal? Does the midfielder deserve to have his salary cut due to his injuries?