Arsene Wenger is confident that new deals will be agreed with Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky.

It had been reported earlier in the season by Arteta’s agent that the captain had agreed a one-year extension to his current contract which is set to expire next summer but it would seem as if he jumped the gun somewhat.

Tomas Rosicky is also out of contract next summer and the midfielder, who revealed that he seriously considered leaving the club in January, is expecting to speak with the management regarding his situation any time now.

Speaking while on international duty, before being sent back to London with a cold, Rosicky had said he was hoping it would be sorted out after the break.

At his press conference on Thursday, Wenger said about his two senior statesmen “Yes [I am confident Arteta’s future will be resolved]. Same as for Rosicky as well, I am confident [something will be resolved].”

While the two can expect to play dimishing roles at the club, their experience is invaluable and as long as there is still life in their legs, we should be delighted that the club are looking to keep hold of them.