Jack Wilshere close to agreeing new Arsenal contract


Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere says he is close to agreeing a new contract at the north London side. "I am talking to the club and probably will be committing my future in the next couple of weeks," he said.

The 20-year-old, who returned in October after 15 months out injured, said he was sure that Arsene Wenger was still best placed to lead the club.
"There is no question he [Wenger] is the right man. The players have to look at themselves," Wilshere added.

Wilshere missed the whole of last season after a catalogue of injuries which started with a stress fracture of the ankle, suffered in a pre-season friendly against New York Red Bulls in July 2011. In February this year he suffered a stress fracture in his right foot before also undergoing knee surgery in May after a long-standing injury flared up.

While qualifying for the knockout phase of the Champions League, Arsenal are 18 points behind leaders Manchester United in the Premier League table and were knocked out of the League Cup last week by League Two side Bradford City.

Source: BBC Sport