Arsenal morning news: Potential new deal for Wenger, Cesc talks of difficult decision


A round up of this morning’s news related to Arsenal.

Reports suggest that Arsenal will offer Arsene Wenger a new £15 million contract by the end of the season.

The Frenchman’s current deal expires next summer which means at some point the Gunners will have to start up contract negotiations.

The reports also suggest that Wenger will be given around £40 million to spend if he feels he needs to improve the squad this January in the winter transfer window.

Former Arsenal favourite Ray Parlour says he is worried about the lack of strikers at the club.

Arsene Wenger signed Mesut Ozil on the final day of the summer transfer window but failed to sign one of his primary striker targets.

“I’m worried about the forward line. Giroud was excellent against Spurs. But if he does get a niggle or get injured, then the next player that can play there is Theo Walcott because Lukas Podolski is out injured,” he told the Daily Star.

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says leaving Arsenal is the hardest decision he’s ever had to make.

The former Gunner has also revealed that looking back he may not have made the same decision to head back to Spain because of how difficult the challenges are that he’s faced.

Fabregas was the subject of two bids from Manchester United over the summer, with David Moyes keen to offer him a different challenge to trying to break up the Barcelona midfield duo of Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

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