Arsenal fear that Jack Wilshere will reject their final contract offer to leave on a free transfer in the summer, according to the Guardian.
It is understood that Arsenal have offered the midfielder a basic deal worth £80,000-a-week, plus large appearance-based bonuses.
However, according to the report, Wilshere has been made a take-it-or-leave-it offer, with the Gunners currently fearing that he will do the latter.
Arsenal’s final offer
Arsenal’s final offer is a very heavily incentive based deal, with Wilshere’s woeful injury track record taken into account.
The Gunners are believed to have offered him basic terms of £80,000-a-week, plus appearance-based bonuses, an offer which he currently deems as unacceptable.
With the player’s contract set to expire in the summer, he is free to leave the Emirates for nothing, a situation the club are desperate to avoid.
This season, Wilshere has managed to change Arsene Wenger’s mind in offering him a new deal, with the player himself, admitted the manager had told him to leave last summer.
“He gave me the opportunity [to leave] with three or four weeks left in the transfer window.
“I did not find anything that I wanted and at the same time I was not really fit, so I decided that I wanted to stay and build up my fitness.
“It was an honest conversation. We have known each other long enough where we can have that relationship where we are honest with each other.
“It was boiling up for a while because everybody knew I had a year left on my deal and I had been out on loan, got injured, and wasn’t really in his plans.
“He said, ‘I am going to be honest with you and at the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract, so if you can get a contract somewhere else, you can go’.
“Obviously I was not happy with that, but at the same time I was happy he was being honest.”