Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is all set to hold contract talks with Jack Wilshere, according to reports in England.
Jack Wilshere spent the entire ongoing campaign on loan at Bournemouth, where he has been an integral part of the Cherries’ squad. However, after having made 25 Premier League appearances for the club, the midfielder ended up picking yet another injury last weekend, during Bournemouth’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old was subbed off 56 minutes into the game at White Hart Lane, after colliding with Spurs’ star striker Harry Kane and injuring his left leg. Scans revealed that the midfielder had suffered a hairline crack in his left fibula, thereby signalling an end to his season with Bournemouth.
The Englishman is now expected to return to his parent club for further treatment, and according to reports, Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger is set to use this opportunity by conducting face-to-face talks with the player regarding his future at the Emirates.
Wilshere’s current contract with Arsenal is set to expire in the summer of 2018, which leaves the North London club with two realistic options: Hand the player a contract extension to prevent him from leaving for free next year, or sell him this summer for an appropriate fee if he refuses to sign the deal.
It remains to be seen whether Jack Wilshere features in his French manager’s first-team plans next season, but amidst the England international’s insecure future at the club, many Arsenal supporters have already expressed their desire to see him miles away from their beloved team, due to the comments he made on social media three months ago.
Back in January, Wilshere uploaded a post on his official twitter handle to appreciate Wayne Rooney becoming Manchester United’s all-time topscorer with 250 goals, but this twet of his wasn’t received too well by the Gunners’ fanbase.
The midfielder described Rooney as ‘the best player he has played with by far,’ much to the dismay of Arsenal supporters, who expected Wilshere to pick one of his parent club’s teammates over a rival team’s captain.
Here’s how they reacted to the young midfielder’s tweet:
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) January 22, 2017
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) January 22, 2017
— Nathan Donnelly (@Nathan7Donnelly) January 22, 2017
— Mahala Mary Clarke (@mahalaclarke) January 22, 2017
@JackWilshere lack of respect shown there to the club that supported you through your 2 million injuries.
— Simon Rose (@clockend98) January 22, 2017
— Ollie (@Alexis_Ollie) January 22, 2017
Following these comments from the enraged fans, coupled with Wilshere’s recurring injuries, do you still think the midfielder has a future at Arsenal?