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EPL 2016/17: Jack Wilshere wants to earn new contract with Arsenal

Wilshere also said that he would be rooting for the Gunners to win the league and hoped they did.

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Wilshere’s contract at Arsenal expires in 2018

Bournemouth’s on-loan midfielder, Jack Wilshere, has stated that he wants to earn a new contract at Arsenal. The England midfielder is trying to get back to his best at Bournemouth after numerous injuries halted his progress and reduced his game-time.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 24-year-old said that he is content with life at Bournemouth and wants to use his loan spell to show Gunners’ boss, Arsene Wenger, that he deserves a new contract.

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“At the moment, my head is in Bournemouth,” Wilshere told Sky Sports. “I know as much as everyone else knows.

“I read what the boss at Arsenal said and at the moment I'm focused on performing for Bournemouth and putting myself in a position where Arsenal want to offer me a new contract and I'm in a strong position at the end of the season,” said the English midfielder

The midfielder was once one of the hottest prospects in the world and looked destined for greatness when he shone against the likes of Xavi and Iniesta as an 18-year-old. However, things haven’t gone as planned as injuries have constantly hampered his career and he now seeks to get back to his best one game at a time.

“At the moment, I'm taking each game as it comes, working hard and I'm looking forward to the next six or seven months here at Bournemouth. We'll see what happens after that,” said Wilshere.

Would be happy if Arsenal win title, says Wilshere

Despite not featuring for the club this season, Jack Wilshere has said that he would be happy if Arsenal won the Premier League title while also admitting that it would be “strange” to not see himself celebrating the success should they achieve it.

Indeed, Wilshere has been bred at Arsenal and has been at the club since he was 9 and he knows very well the importance a title triumph would mean to Arsene Wenger.

“I'd be happy for them [if Arsenal won the title]. Someone asked me if it would be strange, but I've been there for that long and I know the manager and we have a good relationship. I know that's the one he wants the most.

“I'd be happy for them. Of course, it would be a little bit strange because I'm not there and you'd see all the celebrations, but I'm an Arsenal man, I've been there for many years, and I want them to do well,” exclaimed the English midfielder.

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