Lacazette’s Arsenal career is as good as over already; Arsenal should get Antonio Conte to replace Arsene Wenger; Jack Wilshere close to signing new £90,000-a-week Arsenal
4. Jack Wilshere close to signing new £90,000-a-week Arsenal
The midfielder’s enjoyed an injury-free season at the Emirates and has produced his best form for the club since 2011. He is now set to commit his peak years to the club by signing a new contract worth around £90,000-a-week.
One reason why Wilshere’s yet to sign a deal is that Arsenal want him to accept a lower basic salary that could topple his current wage with incentives such as appearances and goals. “I’m positive because I want him to stay. I do the maximum I can to make him happy” Wenger said.
3. Arsenal should get Antonio Conte to replace Arsene Wenger
Despite winning the Premier League title last season, Conte is under increasing pressure at Chelsea following a string of poor results; most recently a 4-1 defeat at Watford, that have left the Blues just one point clear of fifth-placed Tottenham.
Arsenal should move quickly to replace Arsene Wenger with Antonio Conte if the Italian leaves Chelsea, according to Paul Merson. “The day Conte leaves Chelsea, if I was Arsenal, I’d be straight on the phone,” Merson told The Debate. “Managers like Conte don’t come along too often.”