Jack Wilshere will hold showdown talks with Arsenal and Unai Emery on Monday in a bid to resolve the midfielders future at the club.
The 26 year-old’s contract expired at the end of the season, meaning he is now a free agent. The Sun are reporting that a contract offer has been made to him but it would involve taking a 25 per cent pay cut on his £120,000 a week wages.
The Arsenal boss wants Wilshere to stay and hopes he can convince him to look past the pay cut by setting out his ambitions for both the player and the club as Arsenal enter a new era following the departure of Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge.
However, it is believed that Juventus have also offered Wilshere a 4 year contract worth £4 million a year. Media reports in Italy surfaced yesterday saying that the Italian champions would be on keen on adding Wilshere to his fellow Premier League midfielder Emre Can who joined from Liverpool this week.
One thing that is clear, where ever he choses to go he will need to be playing on a regular basis to force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England plans. He has suffered in recent seasons with injures and missed out on this years World Cup squad due to the fact he has simply not had enough game time and minutes on the pitch.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s search for new defenders is gathering pace with the Sun also reporting Cagler Soyuncu’s agent has had “concrete talks” with a Premier League club believed to be Arsenal, he has been capped 15 times by his country Turkey.
Arsenal have been left short in defence by the retirement of World Cup winning captain Per Mertesacker, meaning they are looking to recruit and it is also believed that the deal for Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos is close to being completed.
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