Arsenal starlet Wilshere offered professional deal

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger hinted at the time that the 16-year-old was destined for first-team football in the very near future, leading to suggestions that England had found their answer to Cesc Fabregas.

And News of the World reports that the Gunners will tie Wilshere down at the start of January, when the young midfielder will turn 17 and can legally sign his first professional contract.

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