Emery era will start with disaster if Arsenal creator departs amid reported interest
Arsenal must ensure that Jack Wilshere commits his future to the club this summer amid reported interest in Italian giants Juventus.
The midfield creator will see his current deal expire this summer and his exit would be a disaster start to the spell of new manager Unai Emery.
The Daily Mail reports that the Gunners have offered the 26-year-old a new contract to stay at the Emirates Stadium, but there is a pay cut on his existing £120,000-a-week deal.
It is understood that Emery wants to keep the 34-time capped England international, but Serie A side Juventus are on the verge of offering him a fresh start in Italy.
The report details that the European heavyweights are preparing to exploit uncertainty over the midfielder’s future.
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Arsenal need to sort out the Wilshere situation quickly and come to an agreement that sees him extend his stay with them for the foreseeable future.
The central midfielder is a huge fan favourite at the North London club and should be able to play an important role in Emery’s attacking system.
He is a deep-lying playmaker that has been able to prove his fitness a lot more in the past two seasons and should now be looking to edge back towards his best.
Wilshere is a brilliant creative threat in the final third with his vision and range of passing, which is why it would criminal if Juventus snapped him up on a free transfer this summer.
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