Arsenal yet to open contract talks with Jack Wilshere

Arsenal are yet to open talks of an extension with English midfielder Jack Wilshere as he enters the final six months of his existing contract.


Despite putting in impressive displays over the last few weeks, talks of a new contract hasn’t been forthcoming and the play maker could be set to leave the Emirates for a cut price fee next month or for free at the end of the season.


Having scored a goal and provided an assist in the Gunners 6-0 rout of Belarusian side BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday night, the attacking midfielder underlined his importance to the north-London side and showed why he should be offered a new deal.


The Dailymail understand that the Gunners are yet to initiate talks of an extension with Jack Wilshere despite the glaring possibility of losing him on a free at the end of the season.


Should Arsenal fail to offer the 25-year-old a new contract within the next 23 days, he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club of his choice over a potential summer move.


Although, manager Arsene Wenger has told the club to sort out Jack Wilshere’s contractual situation before the end of the year, it looks as if the 13-time FA Cup winners are resigned to losing him on a free at the end of the season.


The deep-lying playmaker is currently on a £100,000 per-week at the Emirates but given his track record of getting injured easily, it is believed the Gunners are reluctant to offer him a new deal unless he reduces his wages.


With the World Cup on the horizon, Wilshere might be ready to end his 16-year spell with the Gunners should he get a club that will offer him more playing time next month in an attempt to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s plan ahead of next summer World Cup in Russia.

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