Wilshere will have to work hard for a place at Arsenal - Wenger

Lynette Rowe
July 15, 2017

The England global is now moving into the final 12 months of his contract with no sign of a new deal on the horizon.

Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere will remain at Arsenal next season but faces a fight to earn his place back in the team.

However, the Genoa-based club fear that Arsenal will want a substantially greater fee for the 25-year-old - a price tag that would surely prevent the Stadio Luigi Ferraris-based side from prising him away from north London. He has also insisted that contract talks would not be affected by that latest fitness blow.

The Blucerchiati have said goodbye to several players so far this summer, and they are now looking to add to Marco Giampaolo's first team.

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Wilshere made 27 league appearances under Eddie Howe last term before suffering a leg break in the Cherries' 4-0 defeat at Tottenham in April.

According to the Daily Star, despite the seriousness of the injury, Wilshere is confident of being fit for the start of the new season.

Wilshere was ruled out of Arsenal's pre-season tour after his recovery took longer than anticipated which may have killed his chances of staying in England.

Slaven Bilic has previously stated his admiration of Wilshere's abilities and it was suggested the Hammers could table an offer worth £30m in order to sign a player who was reportedly sent to Dubai in May in order to complete a warm-weather training programme.

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