Duo set to sign new deals.
Arseblog News can reveal that Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are close to agreeing new long-term deals with the club.
Both players have been negotiating with the club and it’s believed that the futures of both players will be secured shortly.
Wilshere has just returned from 17 months out with injury and has surprised Arsene Wenger with how quickly he’s found his form.
“I expected him to be back [to his best]next year in February, at his best,” he said. “He looks to be there much earlier than I expected him to be.”
The England midfielder still has two and half years left on his current deal but the club, obviously mindful of recent contract dramas, want to get things sorted sooner rather than later.
Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey, who has struggled at times this season, especially when played out of position, is also close a new contract. His previous deal was agreed in June 2010, but with a core of British players at the club, Arsenal want to ensure his future and his potential is realised at the Emirates.
The midfielders are unlikely to be the only players currently in discussions with the club, left back Kieran Gibbs last signed a contract in 2009 and having established himself as first choice left-back, ahead of Andre Santos, could well be next.
After what must have been one of the most turbulent six months of Arsene Wenger’s time at Arsenal, there is some good news on the horizon.
The Frenchman has money to spend in January and, although the new contracts of Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna remain unsigned, both Jack Wilshere and Aaaron Ramsey are set to agree new deals at the Emirates.
Coupled with January investment, the duo’s committment will be a big boost to Wenger, who is under increasing pressure after his side’s dismal League Cup defeat at League Two Bradford.
Wilshere, in particular, is a once-in-a-generation type player, who has the ability to single-handedly drag the Arsenal team out of their current rut and back to their rightful place near the summit of the Premier League.
The 20-year-old returned from 17 months out injured and has looked as if he was never absent.
Wenger will know that Wilshere is a player who deserves to play Champions League football and challenge for trophies and, with the Gunners looking unlikely to achieve either in the near future, Le Prof will be mightily relieved to know the youngster’s head has not been turned.
Ramsey, meanwhile, has struggled for form this season but remains a fine talent. Like Wilshere, the young Welshman is a Wenger-esq player who loves to pass the ball and the former Monaco boss will know that if he can fulfill his potential, he is capable of great things in North London.
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