There are millions of conflicting stories in the media about Ozil and Alexis coming to the end of their Arsenal contracts, but as far as I am concerned there is no chance either of them will be at the Emirates next season. But all the reports about the delays to Jack Wilshere’s contract talks have never worried me in the slightest. Jack has been without us since he was a little boy and is a Gooner through and through. He himself has often stated that he will sign soon after talks are started and Srsene Wenger has never doubted that they would come to an agreement.
Now Wenger has taken a moment to single out special praise for Wilshere as he told Arsenal.com: “I believe that he has really improved tactically and defensively,”
“When he does that his defensive game becomes even better because Jack has a great quality when he wins the ball, he plays well when he prefers pressure. He has that little burst there to take you out of pressure, and then suddenly he can open the game up.”
“We must give credit to this guy,”
“He has come through and his performance [at Palace] deserves some credit because it demands some character.
“Overall I have a big respect for Jack because it’s all nicey-nicey when you are super-talented and are the greatest player ever at 17, but to come back to that level when you have seen what he has gone through? That shows a special character.
“I never thought his career was over because in my job what is a very important quality is that you always continue to believe in human beings. I believe everybody is alive for a fight so I never gave up on him.”
Just those few words of praise has made it clear that Wilshere will be staying as our new Mr. Arsenal for perhaps his whole career, and finally fulfil his early promise to become an Arsenal legend at the end of it.