Arsenal are set to open talks with the injured Jack Wilshere over extending his current deal.
- Wilshere’s current deal runs out June 2018
- Suffered hairline fracture to fibula while on loan at Bournemouth
- Will sell in summer if he doesn’t sign extension
- New deal is to protect investment
Despite Wilshere suffering another season-ending injury – a hairline fracture to his left fibula again – Arsenal are reportedly set to offer him a new deal with his current contract set to run out at the end of next season.
However, it still remains to be seen whether Wilshere will actually have a place in Arsenal’s starting XI.
The Daily Mail claims the Gunners’ attempt to secure the midfielder to an extension is simply to prevent him leaving for free next summer, ie to protect their investment.
The report also says that if Wilshere doesn’t sign a new deal, the club will look to sell him this summer.
Speaking during his pre-Manchester City presser, Arsene Wenger confirmed that Arsenal will offer the 25-year-old a new deal but the club haven’t started negotiations yet.
“This injury has nothing to do with the extension of Jack’s contract,” Wenger said. “I don’t know, we haven’t entered into any negotiations.
“I think for all these cases where there is only one year to go, we will enter into negotiations during the break.”
Read more about Jack’s loan spell at Bournemouth here.