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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere: No word so far on discussions about new contract

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Jack Wilshere has said he is no nearer to signing a new Arsenal contract despite making his return to the Premier League starting line-up in Wednesday's draw at West Ham.

Wilshere, 25, has starred in the Europa League so far this season and made his first league start in 577 days as Arsenal laboured to a 0-0 stalemate at the London Stadium.

He was arguably Arsenal's best player as the hosts almost took all three points, with Javier Hernandez hitting the bar in the last minute.

The England international, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, has seemingly overcome a difficult run of injuries.

He is due to be out of contract at the end of this campaign, with manager Arsene Wenger having said on several occasions that talks over a new deal would take place this month.

But Wilshere said: "There's no update, we're in the same position we were in two weeks ago.

"There's not really a date in the diary. I've only read what he [Wenger] has said in the media. At the moment, I've just played my first game in the Premier League.

"I'm concentrating on staying fit and staying in the team. That will look after itself and, when it's the right time, I'm sure the boss will pull me so we can have a chat.

"There's another game on Saturday [against Newcastle], and we'll see what the boss does then. At the moment, that's all I'm focused on.

"I'm happy. I said before that I was happy, I was just waiting for my opportunity. It came and I think I took it well.

"It's different playing in the Premier League compared to the Europa League. You don't get that much time on the ball.

"When you receive it, you always have to check your shoulder because there's not much space in behind the midfield against teams like West Ham."