five arsenal stars sign new contract, including wilshere
Arsenal quintet Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere have all signed new deals with the club.
All five players have already represented their countries at international level and Wenger has been keen to tie all of them down to long term deals to stop the dilemma that he is currently struggling with Theo Walcott.
He told Arsenal.com , We are delighted that these five young players have all signed new long-term contracts. The plan is to build a team around a strong basis of young players, in order to get them to develop their talent at the Club. Jack is certainly the best known, the leader of this group - but the other four players are exceptional footballers, and we¡¯re very happy that we could conclude their new deals at the same time.
Wenger continued: ¡°Gibbs, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey and Wilshere represent a core of the squad and it¡¯s an extension for a long period for all of them. I¡¯m a strong believer in stability and I believe when you have a core of British players, it¡¯s always easier to keep them together and that¡¯s what we¡¯ll try to achieve going forward.¡±
Now Arsenal fans will want to see Theo Walcott become the sixth British member of their squad to agree a long term deal at the club.
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