Jack Wilshere must be feeling frustrated that he hasn’t yet been approached by Arsene Wenger to discuss a new contract extension, despite there only being six months left on the Englishman’s contract, but Jack finally got his first outing with the Premier League side against West Ham, and he should be expecting a long run in the first team now that Aaron Ramsey is out injured for the next three weeks.
He felt that he played well, despite his glaring miss that could have given us all three points. “But I felt good out there,” Jack said after the game. “I have been waiting for that chance for a while. I have played a few games in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup and I’ve been desperate to play. I was happy to get the start and I thought I did alright.
“The Premier League is a bit different, a bit quicker than the Europa League or Carabao Cup so it took some getting used to but I felt god, I felt free, I felt my touch was good and I linked up with the players well but there’s obviously more to come.”
Wenger was asked why he hadn’t begun talks with Wilshere yet, and it seems that Le Prof is still waiting to see if Jack can prove his fitness and staying power first, so Wilshere is basically being urged to improve if he is to get an extension, but it looks like they won’t be talking until the New Year at this rate. This is what Le Prof replied: “I will talk to him, I said the end of December and we are the beginning of December.
“I wanted to see how much he can contribute and last physically. I consider him an Arsenal man.”
Wenger is obviously still not sure if Wilshere is worth persevering with as he is leaving it to the very last minute. Or maybe he Le Prof is using the contract as a carrot to make Wilshere play his very very best. But what will Wenger do if Jack gets injured in his next game?