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Arsenal midfielder Wilshere insists contract talks on track

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere insists new contract talks are on track.

The 26-year-old's current deal is set to expire at the end of the campaign but reports suggest he had been offered more than £100,000 a week to stay put.

"We are still in the same position really. Not much has changed. We are still talking," he said last night.

"Obviously the boss has left which has changed things a little bit because I don't know who is going to be the manager next year and that can change things.

"But we are still talking and I am hopeful and the club is hopeful we can get something done."

Wilshere is keen to remain at the club he joined as a kid in 2001 and claims he has never contemplated playing elsewhere.

He added: "To be honest with you, I haven't really thought about [moving somewhere else]. I have said before that is where I want to be and I have not really had much time to think about moving clubs.

"We have been playing every three or four days for the last three or four months so it has been difficult.

"I am concentrating on games and obviously the boss left so it has been a bad couple of months to be honest."

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