Arsene Wenger has claimed that he ‘thinks’ that he wants Jack Wilshere to stay at Arsenal for the coming season.
Now this isn’t the most convincing argument to try and convince a player that he should stay with the squad, with the word ‘think’ involved, but it seems as if letting him go out on loan would be silly given his contract is into it’s final 12 months.
A new contract doesn’t look likely at present either, and the most likely scenarios appear for him to either stay and fight for the right to play and prove his fitness, or move this summer.
Juventus, Aston Villa and Newcastle have all been linked with an interest in his signature, but the Arsenal boss is now hinting he could well stay with the club, and that he needs to get some game time in order to return to form.
“Well, for him it’s good that he’s back and available. I think he needs games now,” said Wenger.
“He might play again on Monday night [for Arsenal’s under-23s] but overall, what is important for him is the natural progression to be completely fit. He is not far away now.
“I think I plan for him to be here for the whole season, after we will see at the end of the season.”
Is Wenger saying he doesn’t know what is best for Wilshere’s Arsenal career? Or is he just unsure what options are with the midfielder?