Arsenal have been busy in securing new contracts with their star players and after agreeing new deals with Coquelin, Giroud and Koscielny, reports suggest that now Per Mertesacker has agreed a deal with the Gunners as well.
The veteran defender has been missing in action from the inception of the season but Wenger still wants him in the squad, even as the Captain.
The veteran defender has been on the treatment table since the start of the season but the Arsenal manager considers him an important figure.
The Times have claimed in an exclusive report that the 32-year-old defender has agreed a one year extension. He is currently earning £70,000-a-week ($85,000-a-week).
Surprisingly, the report says that Wenger may consider loaning Mertesacker out for the remainder of the season since he is not going to feature much but Arsene still wants to keep him for another year.