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Free agent midfielder will not be joining Everton

Arsenal have offered Jack Wilshere a new improved deal

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Jack Wilshere has been linked with Everton a number of times in the last few weeks as it’s looked like he wouldn’t be coming to an agreement over a new contract with his current club Arsenal, but that could all be moot now.

The Mirror are reporting that the Gunners have offered the midfielder a big new three-year contract with an additional one year option that would keep him with the club until the end of the 2021-2022 season.

His current deal expires at the end of this season, and Arsenal had previously asked him to take a paycut from his £110,000 per week wages. The 26-year-old’s camp was said to be unhappy about that despite his willingness to stay at Arsenal, and that led to links with Everton and newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Italians giants Juventus and AC Milan also mentioned.

The situation in the Everton midfield is an interesting one especially if Wayne Rooney does end up leaving this summer as is being rumoured. Morgan Schneiderlin had a rocky start and middle of the season, but redeemed himself with recent performances though he has been quoted as saying he might be looking for a different challenge next season away from the Premier League.

If the pair do end up leaving then there would certainly be a spot in the middle for Jack Wilshere who has previously been injury-plagued but had a good bounceback season for the Gunners, though his consistency has been called into question previously as well.

But now with the new and improved offer from Arsenal, Arsene Wenger added that he hoped a deal could be worked out soon with the player, who is in consideration for a spot in England’s squad for this summer’s 2018 World Cup.