Considering that Arsene Wenger has continually maintained in his interviews that he would be discussing a new contract with Jack Wilshere before the January transfer window, it would appear that they are far from reaching an agreement, which is not surprising considering that they haven’t even started talks!
In just two weeks time, Jack will be legally allowed to be approached by foreign clubs about a pre-contract agreement regarding a summer move, and I am sure there will be many English clubs making discreet enquiries through his agent on the sly, especially during the transfer window when there will be myriad meetings between clubs and various agents.
And how do we know there has been no talks with Jack? Why the player himself has revealed it when asked about it last night. “We’re in the same position as we were two weeks ago,” said Wilshere.
“Nothing’s changed. There’s not really a date in the diary.
“I’ve only read what he’s said in the media. I’ve just played my first game in the Premier League, I’m concentrating on staying fit and staying in this team.
“That will look after itself. When it’s the right time to talk about it, I’m sure the boss will call me and we’ll have a chat.”
I’m sure he will Jack, but I’m sure you will be getting calls from lots more people from New Years Day as well if that contract isn’t signed!