The big Arsenal news story this week was that Wenger had persuaded FIVE british youngsters to commit their long term futures to Arsenal (Goodbye Theo), and the well known Gooner Carl Jenkinson is especially pleased that he is part of Wenger’s long term future plans.
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At this time of turmoil, Wenger is adamant that he can get this club back on top and he plans to do so by making sure he signs all of our British players on long contracts. The reliable David Ornstein tweeted yesterday the news:
Wilshere close to new Arsenal deal, Ramsey & Jenkinson done & likely to be announced with Ox & Gibbs as #afc build British core#bbcfootball
There has been much furore over the last 18 hours about a report which says that Arsenal are making moves to reduce the players wages if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League, as if all the current contracts in place make no differential whether they qualify or not.
Arsenal legend blames the club’s contract negotiation policy by AM
Another Arsenal legend has come out and slammed the club’s transfer negotiation policy. Former Arsenal left back Nigel Winterburn, who made 440 appearances for the Gunners, has blamed the club of leaving it too late (for negotiations). The former England international has said that the club shouldn’t allow the players get into the final year of their contracts in the first place. He believes that contract extension talks should be held a lot earlier.
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