Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey will be offered new contracts in the summer, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
The France tactician is keen to keep the Gunners’ ‘British core’ together, which means the London club will be offering them new contracts.
“Yes (Arsenal will offer them new contracts),” the 67-year-old revealed.
“We still have a group of young players but we have to keep them all.
“We have Ramsey, Chamberlain, Wilshere, Gibbs. All these players, we have to make decisions and manage to keep them together.”
The Arsenal quartet are contacted till June 2018 at Emirates. It remins to be seen whether it’s a good decision from the Gunners or not as Ramsey has suffered 3 injuries, Gibbs has played just 296 minutes in the Premier League this season, while Wilshere was sent out on loan to Bournemouth (making 26 leage appearances).
Wenger also believes Oxlade-Chamberlain leaving would damage the club.
‘I personally think it is vital that Chamberlain stays at Arsenal,’ he told the Guardian.
‘We bought him when he was very young, we have built him up and I think he has a great mentality.
‘I like his mentality and he has a good football brain.
‘It would be a big damage for us to lose this kind of player.’
The versatile England international has made 38 appearances in all competitions for Gunners and has had a hand in 14 goals.