Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed the club are planning for the future, with new offers for players potentially in the works.
William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka all have two years on their current contracts, but the Gunners are reportedly keen to tie the trio down to new long-term contracts.
Arteta revealed that the club’s hierarchy, including technical director Edu, are working on it.
“Obviously we have to plan for the future and we’re all working on it,” Arteta said.
“Obviously Edu is on top and the whole board and we will try to do things the right way, being fair and trying to plan in the best way possible and reward players who, to our opinion, have a great future for the club.
“At the moment we have something to announce, we will.
“We will try to do the same and make sure the club is always protected, the club is always in a good position to go forward and the players are happy to be at the club.”
Arsenal host Group A leaders Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday, with the Norwegian club a point clear of the Gunners having played one game more.
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The midweek clash comes ahead of a crucial Premier League game against Liverpool on Sunday, with Arsenal looking to maintain their status at the top of the table.
For Eddie Nketiah and other Arsenal players who don’t make the first XI, the Europa League offers a chance to earn places in the starting line-up.
“I think it’s a good chance first for the whole team to build on the start we had with the three points (against FC Zurich in the first group game),” Nketiah said.
“It’s a very important competition for all of us, we want to win, we want to qualify first because we know it’s important.
“For me, the more games there are, the more opportunities there are to play, so I’m looking forward to the games in Europe but also domestically.”
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