Arsenal are in talks with Nacho Monreal about a new deal as the defender closes in on the end of his current contract.
Arsenal have a number of players out of contract in the summer.
Those whose contracts expire include Danny Welbeck, Petr Cech, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal.
Of all those players, the Guardian, who are one of the most reliable around when it comes to Arsenal news, believe that the club has only opened talks with Nacho.
Arsenal are expected to come to some sort of arrangement with Danny Welbeck that will see them stand by the player as he recovers from his horrendous broken ankle.
What form that support will take is hard to say and it would be a brave person who bets on the club handing Welbeck a three-year deal like the previous regime would have done.
As for Lichtsteiner, it wouldn’t be surprised to see him handed a one-year extension at some point.