Arsenal will offer Jack Wilshere new deal - if he comes through Euro 2016 unscathed

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It’s been a difficult season for Jack Wilshere.

The Arsenal midfielder picked up a fibula injury back in August and it was believed that he would only miss a few weeks of the campaign.

Immediately after the injury, his manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website: “The information you have heard about Jack Wilshere is right.


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“I had a bad surprise because it is a hairline crack in his fibula that makes him a few weeks out.

“There is minimal damage apart from the bone damage - there is no damage at all apart from that. It was a collision in training and it was all completely accidental.”

However, a month later he had to undergo surgery which has seen him miss almost the entire campaign.

The talented playmaker managed to make three appearances at the end of the season and did enough to earn himself a place in Roy Hodgson’s provisional squad for Euro 2016.

But, with just two years remaining on his £80,000-per-week deal at the Emirates, Wilshere future at the club has come under scrutiny.

The one condition

Despite this season being a write-off for Wilshere, Arsenal are willing to offer him a new contract - but on one condition.

According to The Sun, the north London side will only hand Wilshere a new deal if he comes through the European Championships unscathed.

Wilshere was in talks for a new deal in April but they stalled after he was involved in a nightclub brawl and was being investigated by the police. However, it seems that he was cleared of any blame and has worked hard to get himself fit before the start of the Euro’s.

A starter for England?

Wilshere certainly isn’t guaranteed to start for Hodgson’s side and will need to prove his fitness in the three friendlies before the tournament starts - against Turkey, Australia and Portugal.

If Wilshere impresses in those matches, he could be handed a place in the starting XI for the group matches against Russia, Wales and Slovakia.

Hodgson will be hoping Wilshere can replicate his last performance for England when, in the qualification group last June, he scored two screamers to help his side beat Slovenia 3-2.

But if the 24-year-old picks up another injury in any of England’s future, his Arsenal career could be in limbo.

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