Arsene Wenger expects Jack Wilshere to make a decision on his Arsenal future before the end of the season and remains hopeful the midfielder will sign a new deal.
England international Wilshere is out of contract at the end of the campaign but has been offered a new deal to extend his stay with the club he originally joined as a nine-year-old in 2001.
The 26-year-old has yet to sign a contract extension but Wenger expects him to make a decision on his future, one way or another, before the end of the club campaign, particularly as he may well have the World Cup to think about with England this summer.
“I cannot give you any news because I don’t know what is in his mind,” Wenger said.
“Until now he has not signed but we want him to stay. He has an offer for a long-term contract and I hope at some stage he will sign it.
“I think he will make it (a decision) before the end of the season. He won’t want to go to the World Cup and not have settled his situation. That would not be reasonable.”
Wilshere has featured 35 times in all competitions for Arsenal this season and will be hoping to start when the Gunners host West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday.
The north Londoners, who face a battle to even finish in the top six this season, are priced at 1.57 to secure all three points against the Hammers, who are available at 5.50. The draw is on offer at 4.33.