- Arsenal star midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is on the brink of putting pen to paper on an improved deal with the Gunners
- Wilshere has turned down numerous deals with his current contract expiring in the summer
- However Wenger believes the Englishman will pen a new deal with the club
Arsenal star midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is on the brink of putting pen to paper on an improved deal with the Gunners, according to reports.
The Sun reports that the Englishman has rejected numerous deals with his current contract expiring in the summer.
Wilshere, 26, was offered the chance to extend his stay with his boyhood club but was told he had to take a 25 per cent pay-cut.
But Arsenal have returned with an improved, last ditch offer and are confident that the England international will sign a three-year extention.
The Mirror claim that his new contract offers a large pay-as-you-play deal on top of his basic salary which could see him pocket a rise if he can stay fit.
Everton, Wolves and Italian giants Juventus were all ready to take advantage of the situation by offering him a lucrative deal.
However outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed that he is confident Wilshere will stay with the club.
He said: "It looks positive for the club.
“I am not involved in negotiations, but I’m still in touch with Jack if he wants my advice.
“I am convinced, like I was always, that his future is here.
“It was always my wish and I think it will happen, yes.”
Wilshere has fought his way back into the Gunners reckoning in the second half of the campaign after recovering from an injury sustained while on loan at Bournemouth last season.
He has made 38 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season.
Legit.ng previously reported that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has reportedly told the club that he wants Jack Wilshere's number 10 shirt as parts of his terms to stay at the Emirates.
Mesut Ozil's current deal with the Gunners will expire next summer, and the German football star has refused to extend his stay.
Ozil who currently wears the No 11 jersey is demanding the change to boost his money-making brand according to the UK Sun.
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