Jack Wilshere has been urged to stay at Arsenal by manager Arsene Wenger despite reports linking him with a move away.
The England midfielder has just three months remaining on his current contract at the Emirates, and despite making the most amount of appearances in four years this season, the Gunners recent contract offer to Wilshere incredibly wants him to take a pay cut!
Despite criticism from Roy Keane recently, Wilshere has put in some impressive performances in the heart of the Arsenal midfield this season, despite only being utilised in the heavily rotated squads for Arsenal’s early Europa League games. Ironically, with Arsenal seemingly out of the race for the top four, the Europa League looks the best way to achieve Champions League football for next year.
Reports recently have suggested that Everton are willing to cough up a whopping £8 million signing on fee to move to Goodison Park, while there has been other interest from around Europe, in Spain and Italy in particular.
However, despite Wilshere refusing to accept Arsenal’s offer of a pay cut, Arsene Wenger has urged him to stay at the club:
“I can only reassure him that I want him to stay,” said Wenger.
“We make him a proposal, after that you have to accept Jack is at an age where he will have offers from somewhere else.
“Personally I put my weight in for him to stay and push him to stay.
“I think he is an Arsenal man. AC Milan manager Genaro Gattuso said the other day [that] he has the technique of a Spanish player and the character of an English player.
“I think it’s well judged. Thats why you want him to stay at the club.”