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Wilshere is fit and playing football again, and that’s been enough to convince Arsene Wenger he’s worth a new contract.
That’s according to the Mirror, who claim that Wilshere’s performances against Doncaster and BATE Borisov have convinced Wenger to offer him a new four-year contract.
Wenger has always rated Wilshere’s talent and has often lamented the injuries the midfielder picks-up whenever he’s having a good run of games.
He’s given him another opportunity to prove that he can remain fit and contribute to Arsenal’s season.
A new contract does represent a risk for Arsenal, who would be putting a lot faith in a player with rather delicate ankles and a playing style that encourages hard and heavy tackles.
However, there are encouraging signs that he’s reaching his best level again and could be a useful player for the club again.
If nothing else, a new deal would protect his value and ensure the club gets a transfer fee for him.
With Wilshere back to full fitness and pushing for a return to the Premier League starting line-up, he’ll he hoping to make England’s World Cup squad for Russia 2018.
A few days ago, Wilshere admitted that ‘of course’ he wants to stay at the club.