Wenger: Deal could be announced in December
Arsene Wenger has revealed he is working on a new deal for one of his out-of-favour first team players who appeared to have an uncertain future at the club.
After breaking into the Arsenal first team during an impressive 2010/11 campaign before spending most games on the sidelines in the seasons which followed, Jack Wilshere opted to accept the offer of a loan move to Bournemouth on transfer deadline day.
As a result, many have questioned Wenger’s plans for the midfielder as he seems to be battling for a place in the Gunners’ starting eleven with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey capable of playing in his position.
However, the Arsenal boss insists Wilshere’s future at Arsenal is so assured that the club is looking to extend his current contract and announce the deal by Christmas.
“I want him to extend, yes. I don’t know [when it will happen], I think around December.” Wenger said on Friday
The Frenchman further explained Wilshere’s decision to join Eddie Howe’s side temporarily, revealing that the England international had been ‘frustrated’ by lack of action.
“He is an ambitious guy. We have all been his age and wanting to play football but we didn’t have his talent.” he added
“You imagine what he must feel like when he cannot play with everything he can do. It is very frustrating. What is at stake for him is just playing.”