Arsenal fans are looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they hear the latest claim from Metro who seem to think that the Gunners are set to offer Jack Wilshere a new deal.
The midfielder has been long hailed as one of the stars of the future and whilst he has not quite lived up to this on a consistent basis, the Arsenal faithful still see him as one of the best players in their squad and someone they need to keep in order to progress as a team.
The bumper new deal that has been mooted would be worth around £150,000 per week and that kind of money is huge – not only in football as a whole but especially for Arsenal – who as our regulars note over a pint, have always been quite hesitant to really pay the big bucks in terms of their wages.
After going off injured against Manchester United yesterday evening, Wilshere could well be facing a spell on the sidelines again but according to our regulars, when he is fit, the England international is one of the best players in the Premier League.
Arsenal fans. Is offering Wilshere a bumper new contract to keep him a the club something you think needs to be done? Let us know your thoughts below.