Arsenal transfers: Wenger confirms duo close to new deals

Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla are close to extending their Arsenal contracts, Arsene Wenger confirms

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Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla Photo: Puma

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla are close to extending their Arsenal contracts.

Ramsey, who was one of the Gunners standout performers this season before suffering a thigh injury on Boxing Day, is due to be made the club’s second-highest earner behind Mesut Ozil with a new £100,000-a-week deal.

We are very close. We will announce when we are over the line

Arsene Wenger

And Spain international Cazorla, whose current deal is due to expire in 2016, is also set to be rewarded with a new contract.

Now, the Arsenal boss has revealed that the duo are close to committing their long-term futures to the club.

When asked about new deals for Ramsey and Cazorla, Wenger replied: “No news yet. We are very close. We will announce when we are over the line.”

Meanwhile, Wenger, whose side take on Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, insisted that the Gunners are ready to end their long wait for a trophy.

“What is different this year is that we are in a better position to win trophies. We are ready for the battle,” said Wenger.

“The FA Cup is one of the priorities, it’s very important to come back with a strong response.”

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