Jack Wilshere wants to sign a new contract to keep him at Arsenal despite not having put pen to paper, insists Arsene Wenger.
Wilshere’s contract at The Emirates expires at the end of the season, meaning is free to leave the club, and the England international has yet to agree a new deal despite Arsenal’s stance on the matter being clear.
The Gunners are keen to keep Wilshere, who they regard as one of their most prized assets, at the club, and have already locked down Mohamed Elneny, Nacho Monreal and others to new deals.
However with Wilshere still yet to sign on the dotted line, speculation is rife about where he may end up come the end of the season.
West Ham, Marseille and Real Betis are just a few of the parties who have stated their interest in taking on Wilshere next year.
Arsene Wenger however remains adamant Wilshere will be an Gunner next year despite the continued stalls in talks over his future.
Wenger, in an interview with beIN Sports, said: “I can only reassure him that I want him to stay and we make him a proposal and after that we also have to accept that Jack is at an age where he will have offers from somewhere else.
“Personally, I have put my weight in for him to stay, I want him to stay and I think he’s an Arsenal man.”