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Wenger: Wilshere can earn deal

Wenger will be staying

Arsene Wenger has challenged Jack Wilshere to earn a new Arsenal deal, but admits the chance to do so may come elsewhere.

The 25-year-old played on loan at Bournemouth last season and missed the end of the campaign with a leg fracture, but is now back in training with the Gunners.

“If he gets back to his best and wants to stay, we have to sit down, I think, later in the season. I don’t rule that out,” the Frenchman said when asked if he planned to offer Wilshere a new deal.

“You know how much I love Jack and his talent, I started him at the age of 17 but today in the football world you need to be a consistent presence.”