According to reports, Arsenal are set to open discussions with England international Danny Welbeck and Wales international Aaron Ramsey over new deals.
Danny and Ramsey have under 12 months remaining on their current deals, and as per the Guardian, the Gunners are ready to open contract talks to tie them down on a long-term following Arsene Wenger’s comments before West Brom clash.
The two stars are just two of about nine Arsenal players whose deals expire in the summer of 2019. The remaining seven are Giroud, Walcott, Monreal, Cech, Ospina, Debuchy and Chuba Akpom.
While it’s very possible that some of these players will be released since their wages are high to actually sell them, the Gunners could try and sell some next summer or even January.
Looking at the list, except for the aforementioned, Welbeck and Ramsey, they’re either struggling for regular football or above 30.
Petr Cech, Monreal, Olivier Giroud, and Debuchy are 128 years old combined, while Theo Walcott and David Ospina have made just six appearances in all competitions between the two of them this season.
Danny Welbeck, however, has started five English Premier League matches this season and netted three goals. The 26-year-old striker is currently injured and will be out of action until October, but Arsene Wenger rates the England man highly.