By 90Min
December 17, 2017

Arsene Wenger has revealed in a press conference this week that he will open talks with Jack Wilshere following a successful run of form this campaign. The Sport Review have reported that a contract is likely to be signed at the end of the month. 

Wilshere, 25, is a product from the Arsenal academy and during his teenage years was a incredibly hot prospect at the North London club - with his performance against Barcelona at the age of 19 being a stand out moment. 

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The Arsenal playmaker made his debut for the club in 2008 at the age of 16 against Blackburn Rovers. From this fixture, Jack Wilshere set an Arsenal record of being the youngest ever Premier League debutant at the club at the age of 16 years and 256 days. An honour previously held by Cesc Fabregas. 

However, despite featuring from such an early age, Wilshere has had a career plagued by injury. This eventually saw a loan deal to Bournemouth occur in the 2016/17 season to regain fitness and form. 

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Despite this, Wilshere went onto break his leg in a fixture against his bitter rivals Tottenham - seeing him sidelined for the rest of the season and the entirety of the summer. 

Following a long stint away from the starting eleven, Wilshere is now featuring on a more regular basis and recently made his first start of the season in a 0-0 draw with West Ham. 

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Regarding Wilshere's future at the club, Arsene Wenger had this to say: "I will talk to him. I said I would at the end of December. We are at the beginning of December so its true that it's not far, but I wanted to see, as well, how much he can contribute and how we will last physically."

Arsenal's next fixture is West Ham in the quarter-final of the League Cup, as they look for redemption for their recent meeting which finished in a goal-less draw. 

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