Arsenal seem to have learnt their lesson from previous mistakes with Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Theo Walcott when it comes to renewing contracts. The Gunners are preparing to tie down one of our best players, Jack Wilshere, with a new and improved long term deal. The young midfielder still has over two years left on his current contract but Arsenal want to make sure there is absolutely no chance of losing the star and will tempt him further by promising him the captaincy.
Arsene Wenger made Thomas Vermaelen the new captain just this summer following van Persie’s move to Manchester United, but since Jack has been back in the team he has shown a commitment and drive that is clearly bigger than any other player’s. He would make a fantastic captain and will definitely hold that position one day, the only question is when. The Mail reports that Vermaelen is not going to lose the captaincy straight away, but will be promised it in order to show how valued he is at the Emirates.
Both Cesc Fabregas and Tony Adams became captain of Arsenal at the age of 21, and Wenger might be thinking of offering Jack the same. His wages are set to increase significantly from the £50,000 per week he is currently believed to be earning, but he is worth every penny. With the new revenue starting to flow into the club, and the stadium debts nearly paid off, Arsenal should be able to compete with the big spenders again. With Wilshere leading us, surely there is glory on the horizon.