Emirates fans will be disappointed to learn that, in the latest Arsenal news, Jack Wilshere admits his future at the club is still uncertain.
The 26-year-old was hoping to get his career back on track this season after spending last term on loan with Bournemouth and has made 16 Premier League appearances and 10 starts to date.
He has scored once while bagging another in the Europa League and will hope to do enough to secure a spot in the England side for the summer’s World Cup in Russia.
However the midfielder’s club future beyond the summer is still very much up in the air, with his Gunners’ contract due to expire in June and both parties seem at an impasse over a possible extension in north London.
Manager Arsene Wenger insists that the ball is firmly in the player’s court after Arsenal made an offer but Wilshere confessed there is still a long way to go in negotiations.
“Things have changed since then,” he replied when asked about Wenger’s comments. “All I can tell you is that we are no closer to sorting anything out.”
The Stevenage-born schemer, who has 34 England caps to date, was part of the Arsenal side that pulled off a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Italian giants AC Milan in the Europa League last-16 on Thursday night.
It broke a sequence of four consecutive defeats and Wilshere wants to make sure that the victory is a catalyst for better things, starting with Sunday’s home clash against Watford.
“We have got to use this win as a target. We have got to reach these levels every week,” he added. “We have got another game on Sunday and then next week, the job in this competition is not done yet – this is AC Milan.”