Arsene Wenger says he’ll make a decision about the future of Jack Wilshere, ensuring that whatever happens will be in the best interest of the player and the club.
The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the season, and as yet no discussions have taken place – although the 25 year old is expecting to sit down with the boss soon.
With six starts and three substitute appearances to his name this season, Wilshere is making his way back from a broken leg, although he’s yet to really find any real form despite calls for him to be included in the Premier League team more often.
Speaking about what might happen with him, the manager told journalists he’d consider what’s best for a player he gave a debut to at 17, and what’s the right thing for the club.
“I always considered his interest because for me he’s an Arsenal player and has been since he was a kid,” said Wenger.
“He’s a football man and I will always decide what is best for him, that is my first priority no matter what kind of decision I make. I have to consider the interests of Jack Wilshere and Arsenal Football Club together.
“If I think his best interest is to stay here then I will absolutely fight 100 per cent for him to stay here because he’s a guy who is top-quality and is back fit now.
“For me, when you have a top-quality player, you want him to be at Arsenal football club.”
It sounds like Wilshere has a bit to do to convince the manager he’s worthy of a new deal, so let’s hope he can start producing on the pitch as that’s to everyone’s benefit.