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Arsenal not set date to talk about key man’s contract

Wilshere

Jack Wilshere has spoken about his Arsenal contract and said that there are no updates in terms of his future, and that the club are in the same position  as they were a few weeks ago.

Wilshere is of course considering his own future and seems to want to stay at Arsenal – but is worried he will not play enough football under Wenger, and the Frenchman has not even spoken with the player, who has only read comments Wenger has made in the media, with Wilshere considering talking to overseas clubs.

Wilshere spoke with Standard Sport, and said: “There’s no update. We’re in the same position we were in two weeks ago.

“There’s not really a date in the diary for talks. I’ve only read what he’s said in the media. At the moment, I’ve just played my first game in the Premier League. I’m concentrating on staying fit and staying in its team. That will look after itself and when it’s the right time, I’m sure the boss will pull me so we can have a chat.

“I got my first Premier League start tonight and I’m buzzing. I’m happy about that. I’ve said before that the next step for me is to get into this Premier League team and try to stay in this team.

“There’s another game on Saturday [against Newcastle], we’ll see what the boss does then. At the moment that’s all I’m focused on. This time of the year is probably the most important time of the season. 

“The games come thick and fast and that’s a good thing because we dropped points tonight but have the chance to get three points on Saturday. We need to recover now and be ready for that.”

Other stars

Wenger also has to worry about the future of other players, with Mesut Ozil and also Alexis Sanchez out of contract come the summer.

Ozil has once again been linked with Manchester United as the rumour mill claims that he is fed up of waiting for an offer from Barcelona – and will push for a move to Jose Mourinho’s side this winter, with his former Manchester United manager keen to bring in a player that can do what he expected from Mkhitaryan.