Jack Wilshere is NOT worth £150k a week!

Arsenal Set to Offer Wilshere New Bumper Contract, But Does He Deserve It? by AT

Amidst reports of a potential £30 million bid that will come in from Manchester City for the Arsenal star Jack Wilshere, The Telegraph is now suggesting that Arsenal are ready to offer a new long-term deal with wages worth £150k a week to keep the midfielder at the Emirates and ward off interest from the reigning champions.

The story comes with a fair bit of credibility as Arsene Wenger is known to be a great admirer of the Englishman, having overseen his development since he came to the club at just nine years of age. It is no secret that despite Jack’s injury problems and behavioural issues, Wenger has immense faith in the player and is likely to give him every chance to live up to his potential at Arsenal.

But if you’d ask me, I think that it would be a wrong move for the club. The Englishman is already under contract until 2018 and there’s certainly no hurry to tie him down for longer. Now while I do understand Wenger’s desire to keep him, I don’t really understand why a new bumper contract worth £150k a week is necessary, especially considering the fact that his current deal runs for another three years.

Personally, I think any bid upwards of the reported £30 million should be enough for us to sell, as we can invest that amount on quality reinforcements for the next campaign. But if Le Prof is really hell-bent on keeping him, I believe he should wait at least another year to see how he maintains his fitness and gets a grip of his lifestyle before awarding him with a new deal.


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  1. arsenalman365 says:

    Sorry Admin, but i’ve gotta say that selling him for £30 million quid is stupidity. If he was available for that much, a long queue of European clubs would be lining up to take him. Jack Wilshere has developed to where he should be so far as a 23 year old. Oezil is 3 years older than him and Wilshere has another 2 years to establish himself as world class. Jack Wilshere has no problems with his lifestyle. How many people have never had a smoke or drink in their early 20’s? He’s not an alchoholic and has nothing wrong with his life as far as what we know. What makes the 30 million even stupider is the fact that new premier league that Arsenal need to chop off 4 non home grown players in 2 years and Wilshere is the best English Midfielder. Cazorla and Rosicky are 30 and 34 years of age. They aren’t getting any younger and any replacements will make 30 mill for Wilshere seem a bargain. Arsene Wenger trains with him every day and I reckon me might just know how much his own players are worth. Us fans shouldn’t really be bothered as Arsenal are loaded. 150k is in line with what others earn.

  2. SaveArsenal says:

    Sell him, not good enough.
    Can’t dribble, can’t tackle, never scores very poor assists.

    Let’s not forget that Cesc scored more goals and made more assists in the 1st half of the season that Jack has since he came to the club!

    He ads nothing to the team, he gifts balls and counter attacks to the opposition.
    There is a reason we LOSE more games when Wack Wiltshire plays.
    People need to stop being sentimental over Jack and look at him as a player, he simply doesn’t measure up.

  3. robertosante says:

    No offense but the only fans that like Whilshere are from England… Just as Guardiola said once: “Here at Barca we have hundreds of Wilshere’s” He is not real world class and will never be

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