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Jack Wilshere has barely featured for Arsenal this season, but is still set to be handed a contract extension over the summer if the Euros go well, according to The Telegraph.
The England international has struggled to make a regular contribution over the last few seasons, but he’s unquestionably a supremely talented midfielder. Despite his injury problems you have to think it’s certainly worth sticking with him, which is something Arsene Wenger clearly agrees with.
Wilshere is already on a reported £90,000 per week (via The Telegraph), but isn’t set for a wage increase when he gets his extension. He’ll merely be adding more time to his current deal, which is great news. If the 24-year-old were to be handed a raise it would be incredibly undeserved, as he’s barely been able to string a handful of games together over the last few seasons.
Many fans are growing tired of Wilshere’s consistent injury problems and are wanting to see him moved on. It would be mad to let him go though, as he’s still potentially got an incredibly bright future ahead of him.
The fact that he’s been selected for the England squad this summer despite starting just one game this season shows just how much quality he’s got, and the respect and admiration he garners from the likes of Roy Hodgson.
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The report does suggest that Wilshere’s new deal is dependent on his Euro 2016 Championships display, with Arsene Wenger keen for the midfielder to prove his fitness.
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If Wilshere can overcome his injury problems then he could be truly world class and exactly the type of player we need. There’s so much talk about a lack of loyalty in football, but Wilshere is as loyal as they come. He’s a real Gooner at heart and would give everything for the club, so we should be returning the favour and putting our faith in him too.