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Arsenal Set To Hand Star New £150k-A-Week Deal Amid £30m Bid Rumours
Arsenal are set to reject all offers from Manchester City and hand Jack Wilshere a new contract worth £150,000-a-week.
That’s according to the Telegraph, who claim that Arsene Wenger still has huge faith in Wilshere despite another frustrating injury-plagued season.
Reports in this mornings newspapers claimed that City were lining-up a potential £30m+ move for Jack as they look to bring in more English talent this summer.
However, it seems Arsenal have been quick to respond and brief the press as the Telegraph are one of several outlets who are now reporting that we’ll turn down any enquiries for the midfielder.
Instead, the newspaper suggests we’re ready to reward the 23-year-old with a new long-term deal worth around £150,00-a-week.
There’s no hurry to get the extension signed, as his current deal doesn’t expire until 2018, but the paper states that Wenger still believes Jack is one of the best talents in Europe and has a huge future at the club.
I agree Wilshere still has a big future at Arsenal, but does he really deserve a new deal with a huge pay rise? He’s only managed 16 appearances in all competitions this season and hasn’t really progressed since he signed his last deal in December 2012.
Sure, hand him a small pay rise in-line with how the market has moved but can we honestly say Jack is worth £150,000-a-week right now? He’s just returned to full fitness but will struggle to force his way into the starting line-up, so can hardly be called a vital first team player.
Jack has plenty of potential and we should certainly reject City’s interest this summer, but I think he needs to get a good injury-free season under his belt before we go handing him a bumper new deal.