Posted on September 07, 2016 by ADMIN

Jack Wilshere wants new Arsenal contract? – Talks started?

Although Jack Wilshere has gone out on loan to Bournemouth his contract with Arsenal actually runs out next summer, so, theoretically, he could end up as a free agent at the end of his loan and maybe never return to the Emirates as a Gunner!

But I doubt very much that Arsene Wenger would allow that, but we could worry about Arsenal giving him a massive pay rise after contributing very very little to the team in the last two years. The Independent has published a quote supposedly from an Emirates source, who said: “Jack left because he wanted to get more first-team football to get his England spot back.

“He loves Arsenal and wants to remain and the club and the chats he has had with the club have been very positive on both sides.

“Jack is desperate to stay and prove himself to everyone what a top-class player he is. The experience about Bournemouth should serve him well.”

There are many stories in the press regarding Arsenal extending current contracts, with the main focus being on Ozil and Alexis of course, but it isa very different situation with the ever-injured Wilshere. Surely he will want to at least match Walcott’s earningsif he is to stay,but doyou think Wenger should simply cave in and pay him whatever he wants,or should we wait until at least January to see if he can stay fit that long?

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12 thoughts on “Jack Wilshere wants new Arsenal contract? – Talks started?

  1. jib

    Negligent to even get to this stage. Why put these added pressures on the club? Could Wenger not make an assessment on the future of Wilshere until the last year of his contract? But maybe he has already decided to keep him, and the decision has been made well before. I know that we have gotten to a stage where we have stopped paying high wages to deadwood (for the most part), and started paying those WC players wage reflective to their contribution and ability.
    I think we should give Wilshere an extension, if he does turn out to be one of those players whose body just won’t allow them to play the game, he will search out game time wherever he can. As it stands our squad is moving on, and evolving without him. I don’t see him as the sort of player that will be happy to pick up his pay packet each week on the bench/reserves.
    He’ll take a pay cut to play football elsewhere, as he desperately wants to play for England. And without game time that is incredibly difficult (I’d like to say impossible, but he did end up going, over much more qualified candidates). I can also see a team like man city snapping him up, they are more than happy to have high wage squad players.
    But if he is somehow able to shake off these injuries and find regular fitness, we’ve got a decent player with potential and still a few years ahead of him.

    But if it’s a choice between – and i’m sure it won’t be – letting Jack go so those wages can go to locking down Ozil. Or keeping Jack and having a nervy wait on Ozil’s contract. I wouldn’t think twice.

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  2. Fatboy Gooney

    It’s a catch 22 scenario!
    Risk Losing him for free or end up with a overpaid injury prone player who manages to play more games for his country than his club.

    I agree, Best wait until January.

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  3. Arsenal_Girl

    Last year Theo Walcott went into contract negotiations and got £140,000 per week
    Wilshere will probably get the same even though neither deserve it

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  4. Robin Vanpayslip

    They need to tie in the physio to a long term deal before they can contemplate a new deal for Jack

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  5. LoCkAy

    Well, sign him for 2 or 3 more years and then sell him (let’s get those wages back) to the highest bidder after his spell at Bournemouth (if he can manage a string of games…)
    We have seen his best (if any) and nothing else will be seen just because he does not have anything else to show…
    The same applies to Chamberlain, Walcott, Gibbs and more…

    As for the persisting rumours regarding Eddie Howe as being a potential successor to Wenger (journalism “stool”), it will be the ultimate insult to the Arsenal fans and God know they don’t deserve it.
    If I had my say (which I don’t otherwise Wenger would have seen the door way long time ago), Diego Simeone or even a “special” offer to Carlo Ancelotti would be my preferred choices.

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    1. NY_Gunner

      @LoCkAy
      You just connected the dots. Jack cemented his future at AFC by going on loan to Bournemouth.
      He more than likely wanted to go to Roma, but after hearing Howe might be the new manager at AFC, decided he best get a jump on buttering up the prospective new manager…
      Sweet move Jackie Boy…

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  6. LoCkAy

    Well, sign him for 2 or 3 more years and then sell him to the highest bidder after his spell at Bournemouth (if he can manage a string of games…)
    We have seen his best (if any) and nothing else will be seen just because he does not have anything else to show…
    The same applies to Chamberlain, Walcott, Gibbs and more…

    As for the persisting rumours regarding Eddie Howe as being a potential successor to Wenger (journalism “stool”), it will be the ultimate insult to the Arsenal fans and God know they don’t deserve it.
    If I had my say (which I don’t otherwise Wenger would have seen the door way long time ago), Simeone or even a “special” offer to Ancelotti would be my preferred choices.

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  7. jonm

    It is unusual for a player to enter the last year of his contract without it being widely reported before it happens and us fans knowing about it. I think there is some confusion in that some websites are reporting the end date of wilshere’s contract at bournmouth as summer 2017.

    Transfermarkt and other websites are reporting Wilshere’s Arsenal contract end date as summer 2018.

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  8. Vlad

    As a couple of people have pointed out, Jack’s contract runs out in the summer of 2018, so two years from now, and not one. I just don’t see Wenger losing one of his golden boys on a free should Wilshere decide to leave. If he stays fit, and performs well, I see AW extending JW’s contract. If not, he’ll be put up for sale next summer. And it’s about time, I might add. By sending Jackie boy on loan, Wenger showed everyone that he’s got a ruthless side to him, and that no one is safe. Ox, Ramsey, and Theo should be very careful. I see at least another one of this trio leaving pretty soon if they don’t do well this season.

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  9. RSH

    This situation is exactly why Arsenal is going around in circles atm. Guy has done NOTHING to deserve a new contract. At least let him play freaking game first. Bet Arsene will offer himself a new contract after beating Southampton.

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  10. ruelando

    Why is everyone worrying about Wilshere, it does not take a blind man to see that the Arsenal team are slowly moving away from Wilshere and starting to make adjustment to areas that have long been seen, many teams have long moved away from waiting several years for certain players in the squad to arrive and are now going out to find players far ahead of their home grown talent.

    Arsenal have spent too long waiting for the so call “BRITISH CORE” to come good, while other teams collect Titles and trophies, for me this has been the main reason why arsenal have not won a major title or cup, not the injuries.

    It is therefore been a long time in coming and hope to see some others in the squad being moved on, many are going to say what about the home grown rule, well my answer to that is the fact that there are many british talents in the lower league that would have been miles ahead of OX, RAMSAY, WALCOTT, AND WILSHERE if given half the opportunity.

    I did not mention the others becaise i consider them good backup

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