Arsenal yet to open contract talks with English trio

The Evening Standard has revealed that Arsenal are slow of the mark in their attempt to get the English trio of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to ink new deals with the club.

All three players have entered the final 18 months of their current deals, but according to the aforementioned report, the Gunners’ Management is yet to speak to the agents of any of them about extending their stay at the club.

While Kieran Gibbs’ future is definitely under the scanner considering his lack of playing time, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is crucial to the Arsenal squad and has the potential of being a regular starter in the not too distant future. Jack Wilshere too is an important player for the Gunners once he regains full fitness, and if his recent spell at Bournemouth is anything to go by, he too could be vital to the club’s future.

With the French trio of Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny having already signed new contracts, and Manager Arsene Wenger poised to also extend Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla’s deals, it is probably just a matter of time before he opens a dialogue with Oxlade-Chamberlain’s agent and convinces the youngster to ink a new long term deal with Arsenal.

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