If you ask most Arsenal fans about Jack Wilshere and his possible future as an Arsenal player you would get a mixed response. I think all of us want what is best for the lad and we would love to see him back in the side on a regular basis but that would need his seemingly never ending injury problems come to an end as well as his form to take a dramatic upward turn.
So in reality a lot of Arsenal fans may well feel that Jack’s career as a Gunner, which began when he joined the youth system at just nine years old, could soon be coming to an end. However, one former Arsenal star at least thinks differently and Martin Keown may well have some insider knowledge which could make his comments on Wilshere in The Mirror proven true.
The former England defender and current football pundit seems pretty sure that Arsene Wenger will offer Wilshere a new contract, with his current deal having just one year left to run, but he also thinks there could be some clauses in it relating to fitness and injury issues.
Keown said, “We know Jack is a special talent. His injuries have marred his career. It must be tough for Arsene Wenger to watch. How many times has he broken ankles and had operations?
“His quality isn’t in doubt, it’s his health that’s the issue. There are some big decisions to be made but I would feel he is someone Wenger would try to keep. Somebody that he will try to support.
“They certainly will offer him a new contract.”
If he is right will you be happy to see Wilshere stay at Arsenal? And do you think he will ever produce what we all thought he would a few years ago?