For a team to succeed, there must be continuity and a blend of youth and experience in the side.
According to the Metro, Arsene Wenger has strongly indicated that Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker would be offer new contract.
We have been without both players for much of this season due to injury problems, with the latter yet to even play a single game for the team this term.
Cazorla, however, still looks a crucial part of how Arsenal play after a strong start to the 2016/17 campaign before an ankle injury threatened to end his season
There are lots of reports that the players would be sold, but Wenger now looks set to hand both of them new deals in the near future.
‘We have an option on both of them and I think we will take it,’ the Frenchman said today.
‘The priority first is as football players but as well for their mental guidance.
‘We need to have a balance between youth and experience and they are important in that as well.’