Arsenal are set to hand new contracts to Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi. The four players have been instrumental in the club’s recent run of good form and look set to be rewarded (via The Mirror).
The Daily Mirror’s John Cross reports that as well as the potential new contracts being handed to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil, Arsenal are set to give new deals to two other stars.
Hector Bellerin has been a sensation since his breakthrough in the Arsenal first team in 2014. We have reported that the player has been a transfer target of both Manchester City and FC Barcelona in recent weeks but it seems that Arsenal are determined to keep hold of their man.
The Mirror reports that the Gunners are keen to open contract negotiations with the player whose current deal runs until 2019. The 21-year-old said earlier in the week that he was ‘tempted’ by the prospect of joining Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City but Arsene Wenger wants the player to stay.
The other Gunners star in line for a new deal is Alex Iwobi. The youngster only signed a new contract six months ago but is set for another pay increase after establishing himself as a crucial first team player. Iwobi has taken Alexis Sanchez’s place on the left hand side and the team looks far more balanced with the Nigerian international in it.
Arsenal fans will hope that all four of these deals can be worked out. The quartet is crucial to Arsenal’s chances of success this season and for many years to come. Iwobi and Bellerin especially are good enough to play for the club for the next decade.