Arsene Wenger confirms injury ravaged star is in line for new contract

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he hopes to see midfielder Jack Wilshere remain at the club beyond the expiration of his current deal, according to the Metro.

The England international is yet to make a first team appearance for the Gunners this term due to another series of injuries since first damaging his ankle in pre-season.

Despite being 24, he has proved to be a regular figure in the national team, and already has 28 caps to his name, though his career has stalled once again this term.

However, Wenger is refusing to give up on the player in spite of his fitness troubles, and wants to give him a new deal to remain at the Emirates long into the future.

“He has two years left [on his contract] and I want Jack to stay here,” said Wenger.

“When you love football and at his age, when you wake up in the morning and you can’t practice that’s terrible.

“I always think: ‘Okay, it’s true that he hasn’t played many games in recent years’. I hope at some stage that will stop because he is young and I hope I’m right.

“He is a special case because he is a special talent and he comes out of the club. And he is an England international and I hope his injuries will stop at some stage.”

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