In Focus: Arsenal would be stupid not to hand Jack Wilshere a new deal

The Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal are making their plans in regards to the upcoming summer transfer window with Arsene Wenger staying on as the club’s manager in mind.

What’s the word?

Much has been made aboutĀ Le Prof’sĀ future in north London after yet another poor season, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the campaign. Still, the report suggests top brass are ready to hand the under-fire Frenchman is expected to sign a new two-year deal at the Emirates.

With that in mind, the Gunners are also thought to be ready to offer midfielder Jack Wilshere a new deal. Out of contract at the end of next season, the England international has struggled on loan at Bournemouth and was recently ruled out for the rest of the season with a fracture in his lower left leg.

For his part, the 24-year-old is not thought to be convinced he figures in Arsenal’s long-term plans, such is the stalling nature of his career right now.

A wise move on Wilshere?

Absolutely. Whether or not the midfielder stays with the club in the long-term is almost irrelevant now, though it makes sound financial planning to protect an asset.

Recent links with Manchester City (prior to the injury, granted) suggest there is always likely to be interest in a player of such quality, despite his recent struggles. Furthermore, considering the premium English players come at in the transfer market, Arsenal could be in line for a big fee for a man not in their first-team squad.


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