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Gunners step up efforts to keep Wilshere
Arsenal have upped the ante in their attempts to persuade midfielder Jack Wilshere not to leave, according to the Mirror.
It says the Gunners have made Wilshere, out of contract in the summer, “an improved offer in a desperate attempt to get him to stay.”
Although manager Arsene Wenger is leaving at the end of the season after 21 years in charge, Arsenal want to avoid any uncertainty over Wilshere’s future and “have made a new offer in a bid to reach agreement.”
The Mirror says the proposal would see the England international paid “in excess of £100,000 a week,” and he is understood to prefer the option of staying to work under whoever the next boss turns out to be.
Championship winners Wolves have emerged as contenders to sign Wilshere as they prepare for life back in the Premier League, while there also is reported interest from Everton, Juventus and AC Milan.
But the Mirror says Arsenal “have not given up hope” and “know it would be a hugely unpopular move to let him go for free.”