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Arsenal are ready to trigger extensions in the contracts of Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla, The Mirror report.
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.
Wenger splashed out £35m on Shkodran Mustafi to replace him and he’s former a solid partnership with Laurent Koscielny at the back.
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.