You can’t blame Jck Wilshere for not yet signing any contract extension at Arsenal, especially as has only been offered a pay cut but linked to performance bonuses. The midfielder was practically begging Wenger to sit down with him to discuss a new deal before Christmas, as promised by the Boss, but Arsenal didn’t actually disclose their offer until last month.
But now Jack has the luxury of finding out what other clubs could offer him if he DOESN’T accept Arsenal’s offer, and it could simply be ‘too little too late’ again from Wenger. When Le Prof was asked by the media today about how the talks with Jack were progressing, he told reporters: “That decision doesn’t depend only on me. But I want him to sign very quickly.
“He is still to make a decision and to find a pen somewhere, I am happy to give him one.”
But the fact is that now it is approaching the end of February, and Jack not only has not signed, but he is also aware that he is not going to be an automatic starter for Arsenal when Aaron Ramsey is fit enough to fight him for his place. Jack has always admitted that he just wants to play for the Gunners, but he has also stated many times that he wants to be playing every week as well.
If another premier league club came in and offered him more money plus a guaranteed starting spot, not to mention a massive signing on fee as a free transfer, who thinks he could turn it down?