Okay I think just about every single Arsenal fan is aware that Jack Wilshere has just three months left on his Arsenal contract and that Aaron Ramsey will be entering the final year of his own contract, but who else will be expecting extension discussions imminently as well?
For the end of the season, we know for a fact that Per Mertesacker is going to the youth setup and there is surely no more hope of Santi Cazorla getting another playing contract. Also Joel Campbell will not be returning from his loan at real Betis, and another one we won’t see again is Chuba Akpom who never took his reserves form up to the senior level and has gone downhill ever since.
So the current players entering the final year in June are of course, firstly, Aaron Ramsey, who I am not sure that he actually wants to sign an extension. He is certainly not talking about it very much…
Also both our keepers, Petr Cech and David Ospina, are up for renewal if they are not to be sold. We all know that Ospina is desperate for first team football, so Wenger will probably have to promote him to first choice or get in a replacement. I can see Martinez being stepped up instead of a new arrival….
The next one is Nacho Monreal who has probably been our most consistent defender in this campaign, but the Spaniard has just passed his 32nd birthday and he may be a bit old to get an extension…
The two most important renewals we need sorted are Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson who should be part of our future after being trained through the Academy. They are probably going to need massive pay rises or we risk them being poached….
How many of these should or will be renewed?