On Thursday, Arseblog News told you that Jack Wilshere was close to signing a new Arsenal deal, and in today’s Sunday Mirror the midfielder confirms that he’s in talks with the club and says that he’d like to captain the club, but not just yet.
Although he has two and a half years left on his current deal. the club are anxious to tie him down to a long-term contract, along with other British players like Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Ramsey.
And the fact that the club are going through some difficult times isn’t an issue for Wilshere as he’s sure the club will start challening for titles again.
“Yeah, I’m talking to the club and I probably will be committing my future to the club in the next couple of weeks, he said. “I know the club are going through a bad time, but it’s not a problem for me.
“I think you’ve seen over the past few years the top players have probably thought they don’t see a bright future at Arsenal. But it’s different for them, they were a bit older than me.
“I’m 20, I’ve still got a long way, touch wood, to go in my career. Players like Robin are older and maybe he thought ‘I haven’t got time any more’. And Cesc wanted to go home to Spain, which was understandable.
“But, for me, I’m young and there are older players around me, and also younger players around me. So in the next three or four years, we can challenge for everything.”
He expressed his desire to one day captain the club, but is sensible enough to realise now is probably not the time.
“I know the tradition, and I have been in the first team since I was young. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m ready to be captain now. But one day, yeah.”
Captain Jack, has a nice ring to it, you have to say. No, not Johnny Depp. Shame on you.