The Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell has made it clear in the past that he would rather move away from Arsenal to get first team football rather than sit on the bench at the Emirates, but Arsene Wenger refused to let him leave again this summer.
Nacho Monreal has been an ever-present in Arsenal’s First XI this season, playing in all ten League games so far, so I was shocked to discover this morning that the Spaniard’s contract at the Emirates runs out at the end of the season. He has proved himself as far superior than Kieran Gibbs and he has demoted the Englishman to a bit-part player at left-back.
Arsenal preparing new contract extension for Wenger by Sam P
Arsene Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal for a whole 19 years so far, and after a blistering start to his managership, the Gunners went seven whole seasons without a trophy, and many fans were advocating a change in the leadership to inject some new ideas into the club.
You get the idea from the words of Theo Walcott that he might well not have agreed to put pen to paper and sign a new Arsenal contract – if he did not really believe that the Gunners could end our long wait to be crowned the champions of England once more.
The Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has only made 11 appearances for the club so far this season, and with only a few games remaining until the end of the season, he is still a week or two away from being ready to play. The Spanish midfielder turned 33 years of age last month, and with just a couple of months left on his contract is aiming to reach full fitness before discussing a new contract with Arsene Wenger.