The transfer window may have closed, but Arsenal still have a number of negotiations to make, with so many players’ contracts expiring in the next two seasons.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also revealed a major gripe with the transfer window and has a solution on how to better safeguard a club’s best assets.

Arsenal are planning early contract talks with five players whose current deals expire in 2019, to avoid a situation such as Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. [Telegraph]

Barcelona’s Rafinha could leave the Nou Camp in January for more playing time ahead of the 2018 World Cup, potentially opening the door for Arsenal. [Mundo Deportivo]

Zenit St. Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini is being linked with a move to West Ham United, but the former Manchester City boss is keen to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. [Kaveh Solhekol on Twitter]

AC Milan are reportedly interested in Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide. [Calciomercato]

Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk had an agreement in place with two of Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, says Gabriele Marcotti. [Gabriele Marcotti on Twitter]

Arsene Wenger wants the transfer window closed throughout the season due to player unrest. [beIN Sport on Twitter]

Julian Draxler explains why stayed at Paris Saint-Germain amid interest from Arsenal on deadline day. [Football.London]

Sead Kolašinac was named Arsenal’s Player of the Month for August, despite being dropped by his manager in their latest league game. [Arsenal]

Arsenal are scouting North Korean striker Han Kwang-song, who is currently on loan at Italian Serie B side Perugia. [Metro]

Ex-Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie denies claims his career is over after suffering a knee injury. [Robin van Persie on Twitter]