Arsenal are ready to offer Jack Wilshere a new four-year contract, according to reports.
The Gunners midfielder revived his career on loan at Bournemouth last term but finished the season injured.
But impressive performances against Doncaster in the Carabao Cup and Bate Borisov in the Europa League have convinced Arsene Wenger to include him in his future plans, according to the Sunday People.
The Frenchman is said to have held talks with Wishere, 25, to assure him he has a future at the Emirates.
And Arsenal reportedly hope they can reach a deal with the player, who joined the North London club when he was nine, by the end of the year.
The report claims Wenger, who signed a new two-year deal himself in May, has always believed Wilshere has what it takes to force his way into his first-team plans.
Wilshere is in the final year of his £90,000-a-week contract and in no rush to open negotiations for a new deal.
But he insists his future remains Arsenal.
Speaking after his man-of-the-match display in Thursday’s 4-2 Europa League win in Belarus, he said: “Of course I want to stay at Arsenal.
“I love this club and I have been here for my entire career.
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“The boffins at Sun Bets tell me there has never been a Premier League game end 0-0 between these sides too so expect goals.
“I’m going to have to go with Jurgen Klopp’s men as on paper they are the much better side.
“12/1 on a 3-1 away win is very tempting.”
“I have a great relationship with the boss, who has played me since I was 17 and has put his trust in me ever since.
“We have a good understanding and nobody would walk away easily from a club like Arsenal.
“Now is not the right time for me or the club to discuss my contract but I am always playing for my future and it will be a big decision when the time comes to make it.”