Arsenal Ready To Extend The Contracts Of Star Duo
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Mertesacker and Cazorla’s current deals run out in the summer.
The duo are both past 30, but Arsene Wenger doesn’t want to lose them.
Mertesacker, 32, hasn’t played this season after getting crocked on the eve of the campaign.
Club captain Mertescker will struggle to edge out either of Arsenal’s new centre-back partnership, but would provide experienced cover from the bench next term.
Cazorla, meanwhile, has also been ravaged by injury.
The Spaniard, 32, was pulling the strings in midfield before being struck down with an Achilles problem.
He’s not played since October and isn’t expected back before March.
Despite spending most of the campaign out injured, Arsenal are still ready to keep the international ace on board.
Cazorla is still a first-team starter for Wenger when fit and could win his place back when he gets fully fit.
The double deal for Mertesacker and Cazorla comes as new contract talks drag on with star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.