After breaking Arsenal’s transfer record on the signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has now decided the next thing on the agenda is to tie down 3 experience Arsenal players to a new.
French defender and one of the longest serving Arsenal players, Bacary Sagna, 30, is at the tail end of his contract and Wenger is helping he has done enough in the transfer market to convince the Frenchman to put pen on a new deal despite not been able to convince the Frenchman to sign a new contract in the last 6 months.
The French man who has been used as a makeshift centre back in the last few games has offers from France ( Monaco and PSG ) and there are interest in his service from Asia as well. Wenger is however hopeful of getting him to sign a new deal before he becomes a free agent.
Another player Wenger is hoping will renew his contract is Per Mertesacker who according to reports was instrumental in the pursuit of his Germany team mate Mesut Ozil by Arsenal. Mertesack is in the last 2 years of his contract and Wenger hopes to convince him his long term future belongs at Arsenal.
Although he had a slow start to his Arsenal career, he has however grown to become on of the most influential player Arsenal has. His lengthy phone conversation with Mesut Ozil was reportedly instrumental in Arsenal signing Ozil on the transfer deadline day.
The third player Wenger hopes to convince to sign a new day is Tomas Rosicky who is at 32 years of age. He is at the end of his contract and he himself has confirmed to reporters that he is in keen to prove to Wenger he deserves another contract at Arsenal.
Although his Arsenal career has always been blighted with injuries, he still remains one of Arsenal’s most reliable creative force and as such Wenger is to tie him down to another contract.