Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed his ambition to stay put at the Emirates after becoming a regular starter in the Premier League.
The England international was used exclusively in the Cup competitions earlier in the campaign, but an injury to Aaron Ramsey has enabled him to command a position at the heart of the midfield.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger recently said that Wilshere’s contract situation would be resolved by the end of the month, and Wilshere has shared a similar void as he is determined to turn the club’s fortunes during the course of the campaign.
He told Sky Sports:
“I definitely want to be here. I’m enjoying my football and I love playing in the Premier League now and I want to help Arsenal get to where they should be. We just have to sort things out and I’m sure that will happen in the next couple of weeks and it will be sorted.”
Wilshere who earns £90,000-a-week on his current contract, has just over six months in his existing deal, has produced a couple of strong performances in the central midfield role, and his form could be sufficient to earn him a fresh extension before January, where he could potentially be free to discuss a pre-contract with an overseas club.
Despite his prowess, Wilshere is not thinking far off in the future, and he is looking to maintain a regular run in the top-flight in order to make a late push for Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.
Aaron Ramsey is likely to return from a hamstring problem at the turn of the year, and there are already calls for Granit Xhaka to be sacrificed to the bench owing to his indifferent showing since the start of the season.
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