As reported by The Evening Standard, Arsenal star Jack Wilshere is set to finally sign a new contract at the club this week after months of speculation.
Wilshere’s current deal is due to expire shortly and the midfielder has at various points been expected to sign and expected to leave, with the situation dragging on for most of the season.
However, The Evening Standard report he is set to finally agree a £100,000-a-week deal over the next few days, now happy with the bonus incentives in the deal related to minutes played and appearances.
The paper say he has rejected an offer from Italian giants Juventus as a result.
There’s no doubt Wilshere’s form at Arsenal dipped towards the end of the 2017/18 season, but that was perhaps to be expected with his future at the club in doubt and the rest of the side hardly hitting enormous highs.
In the early part of the season when he was proving himself at the Emirates after being on loan he was impressive and showed glimpses of the old Wilshere that once had so much potential.
In the Europa League too he was one of the side’s better performers, even assisting in the semi-final against Atletico Madrid.
He has plenty to offer a new manager at the Emirates, which is a fresh start for everyone connected to the club. The risk of letting him leave and excelling elsewhere was too much for Arsenal, who have recently watched Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain become a league stand-out at Liverpool.
Fans will be hoping he’s put his fitness issues behind him and can push on to become an important midfielder for years to come.