Personally, saying he is one of our better performing players doesn’t mean much. Partly because imo it’s basically just decent to good performances over a fairly short period, and because it doesn’t take much to stand out among the general dross that has been our side.
I think the club also has been trying to tie him down but on terms that are favourable to us. I dont think we should just be offering him whatever he wants. In Ramsey and Wilshere we have two players with hugely questionable fitness records who blow hot and cold in terms of performances.
We shouldn’t just quickly offer either of them the wages they are probably demanding because they can’t be relied upon.