Arsenal’s official Twitter account sent out a message of congratulations to Jack Wilshere this afternoon, and many fans jumped to the wrong conclusion.
The Gunners page was sending out a message of congratulations to the former youth product for winning the January Goal of the Month Award, for his strike against Chelsea in the Premier League encounter, beating Lacazette’s strike against Crystal Palace into second.
Arsenal fans went into meltdown upon spotting the post by the club on Twitter, immediately assuming that Jack the lad had agreed terms on a deal with the club over a new contract, but such assumptions were proved wrong.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 6, 2018
The midfielder was supposed to open talks with the club in January, with an announcement being made in December that negotiations would be taking place in the new year, but no agreement has been made as of yet.
It is claimed that Wilshere has been offered a reduced wage, with more incentives based on appearances due to his continual injury struggles in recent years, but if that is the case, then he may prove reluctant to sign.
Liverpool have been linked with an interest in signing the 26 year-old, with a view to replacing the expected departure of Emre Can, who is also into the final six months of his current deal, with Juventus believed to be keen.
Can Arsenal be persuaded to increase their offer for Wilshere? Does he deserve an increased wage based on his performances this term?