Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been responding to the club’s update that Arsene Wenger wants Jack Wilshere to stay at the club. Arsenal’s official Twitter account tweeted a link to the Arsenal website, where Wenger has given his latest update on English central-midfielder, Jack Wilshere’s contract negotiations.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 14, 2018
Wilshere’s return to fitness has been of the few positives that the Arsenal fans propping our bar up can take from this season, as the 26-year-old has been one of a small number of players who look like they belong in an Arsenal shirt. However, as things stand Wilshere is set to become a free agent in the summer with the club being unable to come to an agreement with him to sign an extension to his contract.
If he can stay fit, Wilshere has been tipped to be apart of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad to travel to Russia in June. Considering his expected inclusion, Wilshere will want to put his current contract discussions to bed early so he can get back to focusing on his career with both Arsenal and England. In the short-term, Wilshere will need to be on top of his game to help Arsene Wenger’s side advance past AC Milan in the Europa League in tomorrow’s clash at The Emirates.
Here’s what our resident Gunner’s make of Wilshere’s contract update:
If Jack loves arsenal as much as he claims. He’d stay. People said Özil had good PR and doubted his commitment. Özil signed. Wilshere should prove he loves us like he says.
Yes we hope @JackWilshere stays and you LEAVE!
— Dr Jay (@Jaydawg06) March 14, 2018
Give him the money he wants, he will stay
— Muhanguzi Felix (@MuhanguziFelix2) March 14, 2018
Offer him a decent contract then you plums
— Jas (@jas_lyall) March 14, 2018
Sign the ting @JackWilshere
— A faithful Goonerette (@SportsFreakRosh) 14 March 2018
Why should he stayed if you can't pay him what he is worth..by far one of our best player.
— @herm (@herbistar1) March 14, 2018
If he can stay fit we cant let a proper Arsenal boy go!
— Jack Maulkerson (@JackMaulks) March 14, 2018Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
With Jack now getting serious 1st team action again, both sides want to reach an agreement.
But it’s a business, and numbers matter. I fear there’s a gap, and not a small one. Fingers crossed.
— Arsene In (Memoriam) (@dariendude2) March 14, 2018