The English midfielder Jack Wilshere spent the first six months of this season begging Arsene Wenger to talk to him about a contract extension at Arsenal, but the Boss kept putting him off by saying that he would talk to him before the January transfer window despite Wilshere making it clear that he never wanted to play for any other team but Arsenal.
But no offer appeared until the end of January, and all the rumours were saying that he had been told that he would have to take a pay cut to stay at Arsenal, while the Gunners were negotiating to more than double Mesut Ozil’s wages and were making both Mhkitarayan and Aubameyang massive offers to replace Alexis Sanchez in the Gunners line-up.
But come January, Wilshere was free to legally talk to clubs in other countries and it is certain that if he moved on a Bosman he would get a big signing on fee and probably offered an increase in his wages rather than a pay cut at Arsenal. A couple of weeks ago Wenger said that he was just waiting for Wilshere to sign the new contract, the midfielder has announced that he is not anywhere close to signing.
Jack was quoted as saying: “Things have changed since then,”
“All I can tell you is that we are no closer to sorting anything out.”
I am sure that Guardiola would also love to get one over on Wenger after he was frustrated in the summer with the block to Alexis Sanchez’s desire to move to the Etihad, but it is also more than possible that Juventus, or any other big foreign club, have offered him a massive signing on fee. But it definitely looks right now like Wilshere will not be at the Emirates next season…