Wenger backs Wilshere to earn new deal at Arsenal

Wenger backs Wilshere to earn new deal at Arsenal

Wenger backs Wilshere to earn new deal at Arsenal

Wilshere's contract at Arsenal runs out at the end of the season and Arsenal boss Wenger claims this season is "vital" for the midfielder with both his club and country future at stake.

Wilshere is unsure of his future at the minute, and while he claims that he does not want to leave Arsenal, if there is no other option on the table, the player is willing to consider other options.

The midfielder has impressed in the three appearances he has made in cup competitions so far for Arsenal this term, but he is yet to feature in the Premier League.

Keep health and compete and be capable to compete. When I first broke into the first team, even looking back when I was 16, you take things for granted.

As quoted by the Daily Mail, Gunners boss Wenger implied that if Wilshere can maintain his fitness and perform to his potential until the turn of the year at the very least, he'd certainly be in line for a renewed contract at the club.

The midfielder, who has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, has been lined up as a surprise call-up to Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation next summer after impressing for Arsenal in previous weeks.

'If there's other setbacks, then it will be more hard for him.

"That's coming back and my fitness levels, if I'm honest, are probably the best they've ever been".

"In fact he had a very good game in BATE Borisov, especially a brilliant first half where he was back to his best, so he's not far away now".

The 25-year-old said this week that he is fitter than ever and working to return to his best form and fitness, and will be targeting a place in the starting XI after a return from a prolonged injury.

The injury-plagued England global has since returned to the Arsenal first team, though, and he believes that he is making good progress in his bid to become a regular starter at the Emirates once again. "I look at my numbers after the game and I've been out for four months and I'm not the one who hasn't run the most".

Arsenal play Watford next after the worldwide break.

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