Talks between Arsenal and Jack Wilshere over a new contract will begin later this month, according to Arsene Wenger.
The midfielder’s current deal expires in June, and as yet there’s been no discussion about an extension.
After his first Premier League start of the season, the 25 year old that he hadn’t spoken to the manager about new terms, despite the Frenchman insisting he would sit down with him in December.
“No, there’s no update on the contract,” he said. “We’re in the same position as we were two weeks ago.
“Nothing’s changed. There’s not really a date in the diary. I’ve only read what the boss has said in the media.
“When it’s the right time to talk about it, I’m sure the boss will call me and we’ll have a chat.”
At his press conference on Friday, the Arsenal manager said he’s been waiting to see how Wilshere performs and that he will start to sort out his future towards the end of the month.
“Yeah, I will talk to him,” he said. “I said the end of December and it’s the beginning of December so it’s true that we are not far.
“I wanted to see as well how much he can contribute, how he will last physically and of course it’s about him being happy to be here.
“That is important, but I consider him an Arsenal man, and it’s important as well to feel happy here.”
Asked if his recent performances were doing improving Wilshere’s chances of a new deal, Wenger replied, “That’s for sure!”