Arsenal Offer Star Duo New Deals

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Arsenal are set to open contract talks with Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck in the coming weeks.

The pair are amongst nine players who have their contracts up in 2019 and Wenger is understood to be keen to avoid another summer of uncertainty by holding talks before the turn of the year for players with less than two years on their current contracts.

The club appointed Huss Fahmy this summer from Team Sky to work with Dick Law on contracts as Arsenal intend to be proactive with the players they intend to keep.

The disappointment of losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the summer window lingers on while Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are but set to walk away for free when their contracts are up at the end of the season.

“Yes, that is something we want to address,” he said on the duo’s contract situation, as reported by Goal via Squawka

“Both of them are in a good moment for us”.

No hiccups are expected when negotiations commence with both players known to be very satisfied with life in North London.

Ramsey joined the Gunners from boyhood club Cardiff City in 2008 and has gone on to make 304 appearances for the Gunners managing 49 goals and 46 assists with his most prolific season being the 2013/14 campaign in which he registered 16 goals and 10 assists across 34 matches in all competitions.

While Welbeck joined from rivals Manchester United in 2014, whose youth set-up he successfully came through. He has to date featured across 75 matches in which he has registered 20 goals and 13 assists.

The seven other players whose contracts are up in a couple of years are Petr Cech, Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal, David Ospina, Chuba Akpom and Olivier Giroud. While there is currently nothing to report on new contracts for these players, it’s expected that the Gunners would open talks with a few of them later on, majority of the lot are however expected to depart the Emirates in no too distant time.


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