Despite the Jack Wilshere only have seven months left on his contract, the 25-year-old has made is pretty obvious that he wants to stay at Arsenal.
Jack has reiterated that he’s happy in north London and is eager to stay put by revealing that he wants to become an Arsenal legend.
“I feel proud to be an Arsenal player – the 1989 side are legends and hopefully one day I can be an Arsenal legend too,” Jack told the Islington Gazette at the premier of ’89’, a sports documentary about the Gunners’ famous title win at Anfield.
“As an Arsenal man I want to win the league and emulate them.
“I want to make history myself at the club. It’s a pleasure to see these heroes.”
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It didn’t ever seem to be an issue of the Gunners – or Arsene Wenger – not wanting him to stay, it was always about keeping him fit and gradually building up his game time, which seems to be happening now.
Jack’s now made eight appearances for Arsenal’s first team and although he’s yet to make a start for them in the Premier League, he’s racking up the minutes.
I think most Gooners dream of Jack staying at the club his entire career, fighting back from his terrible injuries, being named captain and becoming a legend. It’s just reassuring that he apparently wants that too.
Arsene Wenger recently said that he wants Jack’s contract situation sorted by December so hopefully we don’t have too long to wait to find out whether he really is staying or not.