Arsene Wenger has attention on in the transfer market and on the future of his club. He has said that he want to have a mixed of experienced players and youngsters.
Now, recent reports have indicated that Arsenal have open contracts talks with CB Per Mertesacker.
The 32-year-old is yet to make an appearance this season due to a serious knee injury, but the Gunners are still keen to keep him at the Emirates.
The German’s current contract ends in the summer, but the north Londoners have the option to extend the deal and will open talks later this month according to Sky Sports.
During the summer Arsene Wenger bolstered his defense with the signing of Shodran Mustafi and Rob Holding, but the recent report have indicated that Mertesacker is yet wanted at Arsenal.
Since arriving at Arsenal in 2011, Mertesacker has made 207 appearances for the Gunners, but has come in for some criticism at times for his lack of pace.
There had been rumours that he could leave north London in the near future, but a new contract would put those rumblings to bed.
Whether this would be seen as good news by fans who have criticised the defender in the past is unknown, and it could imply that Wenger isn’t looking to sign a replacement any time soon.