Date: 9th February 2018 at 12:10pm

Arsene Wenger is confident Jack Wilshere will sign a new deal with Arsenal.

The Gunners midfielder is reportedly being asked to take a wage cut if he wants to remain at the Emirates.

The playmaker is has just five months to run on his current contract with the Gunners and would be free to leave the club in June if he fails to put pen to paper.

Arsene Wenger has pleaded for calm amongst Arsenal fans and insists the club can persuade Wilshere to remain at the Emirates.

The Gunners boss said: “We try to make progress and I told you that many times for Ozil. You never believed me.

Wilshere has appeared 24 times for Arsenal this term.

“I’m positive as I want him to stay. I do the maximum to make him happy.”

The Englishman has reportedly been offered a reduced basic salary. Wilshere is set to drop from a weekly wage of £110,000 to around £90,000, although he could still be paid around £110,000-a-week with appearances related incentives.

The midfielder has always pledged his love for the club and claims he wants to continue at the Emirates.

Wilshere is playing regular football after years of an injury plagued career, and the 26 year-old has performed superbly for the Gunners this season.


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