Arsenal plotting summer contract talks with international midfielder

Arsenal are planning to open discussions with Jack Wilshere as they look to pin the midfielder down to a new deal.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are keen on offering the Londoner a new contract and will instigate talks after the European Championships.

The injury-prone box-to-box operator is under contract to 2018, but even though he hasn’t managed to prove his fitness at the Emirates Stadium, the club still appear keen to extend his contact.

Arsenal’s faith in Wilshere—which comes after he’s only managed 141 Premier League minutes this term, over three appearances for the Gunners—is reflected by England coach Roy Hodgson.

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Despite the midfielder’s struggles this term, Wilshere found himself included in Hodgson’s provisional squad and has been given the opportunity to prove himself in the Three Lions’ pre-tournament friendlies.

Arsenal will be desperate to extend the midfielder’s contract to avoid the chance that he could be poached by another club for a cut-price fee in a year’s time or for nothing in two.

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Wilshere is an academy graduate at the Emirates Stadium, having made his debut for the club in 2008. He represented England at the 2014 World Cup.

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