I really believe that that the question of whether the England international Jack Wilshere is going to be playing his football in an Arsenal shirt next season or moving to another club is all down to him and I, for one, hope that the 26-year old knuckles down this summer and shows Arsene Wenger that he means business.
There has been no talk recently about any contract talks with the midfielder, even though he is now in the final year of his current deal as are Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, but I do not think this necessarily means he will not be offered one.
I think that the boss has a lot of time for the player and when you recall how good he can be lot is understandable. As we know all too well, though, the problem is getting that standard out of Wilshere on a regular basis. One thing his loan move to Bournemouth last season did was get him some regular game time and even though he missed the end of it with a fracture to his leg it was not the usual muscle or ankle problem and that suggests he could play a big part for the Gunners.
As reported by The Sun a few weeks ago, Wenger has sent Jack on a warm weather break to work on his fitness and it is vital that he does work and not indulge in the usual summer of partying. If he does what is required I reckon Wenger will give him another chance as Wilshere can play the sort of role that Cazorla does in the centre and he also has the ability to be more attacking on either flank or in the number 10 role.
The big question is, will he show the discipline and effort needed to resurrect his Arsenal career?