Jack Wilshere admits “no progress” has been made regarding a possible contract extension at Arsenal.
The England international has entered the final six months of his current deal at Emirates Stadium – alongside the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
Wilshere has expressed a desire to commit to fresh terms, while Arsene Wenger has promised that future talks will be held during the January transfer window.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a welcome return to favour and form of late, impressing again in a 2-2 Premier League derby draw with Chelsea, but he is no nearer to putting pen to paper.
Speaking to Sky Sports after a meeting with the Blues, in which he scored, Wilshere said on his contract situation: “No progress there.
“But I’m happy. I’m enjoying my football and feel I’m getting better and better each week.
“We’ve got another big game at the weekend in the FA Cup [against Nottingham Forest] and then we go again in the Carabao Cup [against Chelsea] – there’s loads of games and I want to be involved in them.”
Wilshere’s second-half strike at the Emirates on Wednesday was his first in the Premier League for over two years.
A barren run can be partly blamed on a succession of injuries, but the all-action midfielder concedes that he needs to be offering more to the collective cause.
He added: “I’m not satisfied with one goal a season, I should be scoring more than that.
“I get the opportunities so hopefully that will open the gates a bit and a few more will come.”
Continuing to make a telling contribution at club level should help to push Wilshere back into international reckoning.