Next season Wilshere is going to be our most influential midfielder, so paying him more than most other players would be the right thing to do.
I know he has fitness issues but as a player we don’t have many better than him, and it’s important we get him to stay.
It’s players that drift along, picking up massive wages, and barely making it on to the bench that most people have a problem with.
Wenger has a massive problem with our best midfielders leaving, and Wilshere and his agent know this.
Replacing Ozil, Cazorla and Sanchez is going to be almost impossible and, even if we did, it would only get us back to the level we already are.
This leaves Wilshere as arguably our next best midfielder and to lose him as well would mean rebuilding the whole midfield, unless Wenger thinks Ramsey, Iwobi, AMN and Welbeck are good enough to challenge for the PL.