BBC: Wenger wants to complete deal for highly-rated playmaker


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere will be offered a new contract in the coming months, as per BBC.

The Englishman has been struggling with injuries throughout his Gunners career and joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan this summer.

The midfielder will only have one-year left on his contract, when he returns to the Gunners next summer.

The French manager is happy that the 24-year-old is progressing well at the Vitality Stadium, and confirmed that a new deal is on the horizon despite some speculation claiming that the midfielder could stay at Bournemouth.

When queried whether the North London club would offer the Englishman fresh terms, Wenger told reporters:

We have to plan that around the new year.

The French boss further added that the midfielder needed regular football which is what he is currently getting at Bournemouth. He added:

That’s exactly what he needed – to have regular football, maybe not every three days but every week at the start.

That has helped him a lot to develop and come back to the level he deserves to be at.

He gets regular football and now on the observations I get from our people who watch him, he’s getting stronger every week.

I leave him to deal with his manager. I read the reports and when I can see highlights or watch him on television, I will watch him.

After some poor fortune with injuries in recent seasons, Wilshere has been able to string together a much-needed run of matches in Bournemouth colours.

The Englishman has looked impressive during his short stay at the Vitality Stadium, although there has rarely been a question regarding the playmaker’s talent, only that he struggles to maintain fitness long enough to display it on a regular basis.

Many pray this is the season Wilshere waves goodbye to his injury woes and shows his true colours. The former jewel in Wenger’s crown is well aware of the fact his time in north London could if he cannot prove himself at the Cherries, although he is well on track of accomplishing that goal. Wenger’s comments clearly shows that he still believes in Wilshere and it’s up to the Englishman to re-pay that.

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