Arsene Wenger has still not initiated contract extension talks with Jack Wilshere despite the Englishman’s current deal running out this summer, and Le Prof has previously stated that he wanted our Jack to prove his ability to play for extended periods in pressure situations. Well after playing in every game since Aaron Ramsey’s injury Wilshere has certainly looked able to continue playing well even in this congested Christmas period after only playing periodically up until then.
It certainly sounds like Wenger was impressed with his efforts in last night’s draw against Liverpool. Le Prof said after the game: “I think he is one of the players who played with quality in the first half, determination. Jack is never frozen, but what he did in the second half was like the rest of the team, I liked what he did. He’s better now than he was in the last two or three years, I think he is positive overall and is in a very good shape at the moment.”
Jack was definitely involved in a lot of the play yesterday and was helping out in defence and attack while many other first team players were looking jaded, but does Wenger think he has done enough to earn his continued presence in the first team that he craves? The boss was praising of Wilshere but didn’t give too much away about a new deal, but finally admitted that he wanted him to remain at the club when asked about Jack’s contract situation. ” We will see, but as well I think we had four players tonight who have been educated at our academy, with Bellerin, Iwobi and Wilshere they are certainly the only ones at the top, but basically we want to keep these players.”
Well if he has decided he wants Jack to stay, isn’t it about time they sat and talked about it?