Will they stay or will they go? Several Arsenal players are said to be in talks over new deals while others are holding off on putting pen to paper – but who?
According to a report in the Telegraph this week, there are certain players that Arsenal are keener to get tied down to new contracts than others.
With Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget that the Gunners have a handful of other players either out of contract at the end of this season or next.
Here’s how their negotiations are going… or not, as the case may be.
1. Jack Wilshere
Even though Arsene Wenger said that Jack’s future would be sorted by December, Arsenal are allegedly yet to offer the 25-year-old a new contract.
“I said many times that [Wilshere’s contract] would be decided in December,” the boss said. in November. “I wanted to give him six months not to think about that and see where we go. Do we want to clear it up before the January window? Yes.”
The midfielder is yet to make a start in the Premier League this season but is starting to get regular game time. He scored his first goal of the campaign against BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday.
Given the fact that he has just six months left on his current deal, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll be loaned out.
Jack will be able to starts talks with other clubs in January. Crystal Palace and West Ham have been linked.