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Arsenal playmaker will ‘definitely’ remain at club

Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere is yet to put pen to paper on a new contractual deal to ensure his ingenious services remain at the Emirates, although Gunners hero Perry Groves is adamant that the England midfielder will stay at his current employers past the imminent summer transfer window.

Essentially, the 26-year-old will be a unemployed once the 2017-18 campaign comes to a close if a deal fails to be struck, and with a roster of tantalising suitors allegedly monitoring the situation intently, including fellow Premier League counterparts Everton, the prospect of jumping ship in order to sound a fresh start for his staggered career could be all too tempting to resist.

However Groves – speaking to Sportingbet (via Express) – believes that the intricate craftsman will ‘definitely’ pledge his future to the north-Londoners, a commitment which will ensure that he plays a vital role in the club’s new era, once Arsene Wenger steps down from his post after 22 distinguished years of service in the dugout.

“I think Jack Wilshere will definitely stay at Arsenal this summer,” Groves stressed.

“The hierarchy is trying to cut his wages but they should put him on a pay-as-you-play deal now that he’s got over his injuries and he’s getting back to his best.

“There’s not many players who have the vision he has and everything he does is about moving forwards.

“Jack Wilshere would be a big miss because his soul is at the club and the fans love him.”

Wilshere’s career has been marred with debilitating injury woes for years and continuity was often lusted after, as experience and involvement only amplifies a player’s natural adeptness on the ball, especially a professional of Wilshere’s underlying calibre.

But this season, the diminutive midfield architect has featured in 36 encounters for ‘Le Prof’ in all competitions, indication that he may have finally shrugged off the hampering knocks and strains which formally hindered his development.

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