Emerging reports are indicating that Arsene Wenger is now prioritizing more deals which will keep the core of his squad together heading into next season.

With several players entering the final year of their contracts, the Gunners risk losing key names in the squad to rival clubs this summer.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose deal at the Emirates stadium will expire in June 2018, has been rumoured to be contemplating an exit along with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Thus, the club has now moved to address the midfielder’s unresolved situation by offering him a new lucrative contract.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are opening talks with Oxlade-Chamberlain over the signing of a new five-year deal.

The contract would be worth a whopping £100,000-per-week, moving the 23-year-old up amongst the highest paid players in the current squad.

After spending several erratic seasons at the club since moving from Southampton as a teenager, Oxlade-Chamberlain is finally cementing a place in the Arsenal starting eleven this campaign.

The Englishman was named Man of the Match after Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester City which saw him assist Nacho Monreal’s vital equalizer.

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