Arteta will not be the latest first team player to be given a new deal.
Despite the fact that Arsenal have given new contracts to four first team players in recent weeks, vice-captain Mikel Arteta is not going to be the next on that list, according to Goal.
Santi Cazorla, Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky have all be rewarded with extensions to their current deals recently and negotiations are ongoing with Bacary Sagna for the same reason.
Arteta was thought to be among the next wave of stars to be given fresh contracts at the Emirates Stadium, with the Spaniard’s current deal running out in 2015.
However, with a transfer kitty of over £100m to be given to Arsene Wenger (or whoever is in charge) at the end of the season, the future of the 32-year-old is now in doubt.
The reason Arteta has had such prolonged spells in the starting XI this term is due to the extensive injuries to both Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, but Wenger is hoping to utilise youth more next campaign.
With Mathieu Flamini also at the club and having only rejoined from AC Milan in 2013, it’s the Spanish midfielder that is going to be the one to make way for new recruitment.
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