Manchester City is the latest club to be linked with a move for Jack Wilshere once his loan spell at Bournemouth is complete.
The midfielder has 18 months left on his Arsenal contract and it’s being reported that Roma and AC Milan have revived their interest from the summer since the Gunners are apparently yet to offer him a new deal. While City have supposedly joined in the race.
It’s not exactly a surprise that we haven’t approached him about a new deal yet. He’s away on loan and enjoying himself, quickly becoming a regular starter, and impressing the fans. The boss is far more likely to start talks in the summer when Jack’s back in north London rather than distracting him while he’s on a good run.
Despite the Cherries losing 3-0 against league leaders Chelsea on Boxing Day, Wilshere didn’t have a terrible game, having the most shots out of any other Bournemouth players (2) and winning 5/7 take-ons. Naturally, he also suffered four fouls, only one less than the Blues’ Eden Hazard.
Speaking recently, Arsene Wenger told reporters that he was intent on keeping Wilshere at Arsenal and tying him down to a new deal.
“Yes of course [we will offer him a new deal],” Wenger told Standard Sport.
“At the moment, I leave him to deal with his manager. Every week I ask, ‘How did he play?’, I read the reports and when I can see highlights or watch him on television, I will watch him. I’m happy that he hasn’t had any injuries since he left us.”
Therefore, there’s no reason to suggest that he will be leaving as soon as we thought.
Apparently, Arsenal won’t let him go for anything under €30m and if Manchester City did come a-knocking, I imagine it’d be considerably more.