It has been widely reported lately that Arsene Wenger told Jack Wilshere last summer that he should look for another club as Arsenal would not be offering him a new contract at that time. But Jack decided to stay, regained his form and fitness, but which obviously persuaded Wenger and the Arsenal heirarchy to offer him a new contract after all but on a reduced weekly wage but with performance bonuses if he managed to stay fit in the long term.
It looked like Jack didn’t like that idea, and he is now considering offers from elsewhere despite his wish to never leave the Gunners, which he has made quite clear many many times this season while waiting for Arsenal. Although the Gunners are still slight favourites to persuade Jack to stay he is only even money to go elsewhere, with Everton hot favourites to pay him the 8m GBP as a signing on fee. That seems a very good bet, especially if you use the Pinnacle VIP code to get free money. It’s a double your money bet and looks like the most likely outcome at the moment.
But it seems that Wenger still wants Jack to sign the reduced contract, and now that Jack has succumbed to another injury problem while away with the England squad the Boss must think this is a good time to think about whether his new contract is actually rather fair….
So Wenger has now come out and announced that Wilshere should not just be staying, but would be offered the captains armband if he does stay at the Emirates. Wenger told beIN SPORTS: ‘He was born at the club basically.
‘He has a long history with the club, strong link with the club.
‘Jack Wilshere on the pitch is a big quality.
‘Apart from his technical top qualities he has personality and is in the right place on the pitch, and now with the maturity to organise around him.
‘That’s why I played him central.
‘I just thought the combination of history, the fact that he’s a long-term player for the club, the fact that he has experience and knowledge now, I trust now to make him captain.’
So is Wenger just hoping that this new injury will put other suitors off? The Boss is either desperate for Jack to stay or he is just winding us all up…