Arsene Wenger has provided the latest on potential contract renewals for Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey.
It’s being reported that an agreement with the England international is close, after the club put forward an incentive based deal which has clearly been made with his injury record in mind.
The 26 year old would take home a lower basic salary but, if he stayed fit and available, would be in line to take home more overall.
Asked about Wilshere, Wenger said, “We try to make progress, as I told you that many times for Ozil. But you never believed me.
“I’m positive because I want him to stay. I do the maximum I can to make him happy.”
Fingers crossed on that one. As for Ramsey, there is a little less urgency as his contract does not run out until June 2019, but the Frenchman is keen to get him tied down too.
“Aaron is a little bit different because he is less time-constraints than with Jack,” he continued.
“With Jack it is now. With Aaron, if we lose two weeks or three weeks, it doesn’t matter much.
“I want him to stay as well, if he starts to score hat-tricks!”