Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is claimed to be lining up a new contract for Jack Wilshere, but does he deserve one?
The midfielder has two years left remaining on his current contract, which is believed to contain a £90,000 per week wage.
Wilshere started only once for our club this season, having been absence with injury since last May, but still managed to make it into Roy Hodgson’s provisional 26-man team ahead of the European Championships this summer.
The 24 year-old has also been in the news recently for his part in a late-night fracas outside a London club, and this is not the first-time that he has attracted negative press.
Wilshere has been snapped smoking on a number of occasions, as well as being accused of spitting at a Tottenham-supporting cab driver. He was also more recently claimed to have threatened an elderly neighbour of his, although the England midfielder has denied such claims.
Wenger is now believed to be keen on tying the former youth product to a new five-year deal, with a reported £110,000 per week wage having been speculated process.
For me, he has not had the chance to do anything worthwhile of a new deal, and with two years remaining on his current one, there should be no rush! The way he has been picking up injuries, he could easily miss the entire of next season also, and he would get paid extra to do zero work. Money should be earned, and why should somebody get a pay-rise when he hasn’t been able to earn one?
Surely I am not alone in thinking this supposed new contract should be put on the back-burner?