Five players contracts expiring - Will Arsenal renew any of them?

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Sagna, Frimpong, Rosicky, Fabianski and Bendtner ... will any of them stay at Arsenal next summer?

Below is a list of the five first-team Arsenal players who have contracts expiring this summer and we are asking which ones, if any, will still be at the club in a year’s time.

Bacary Sagna

Sagna is still of course a fantastic player, even if he does have his moments. The Frenchman has also added a different dimension to his game in recent weeks by demonstrating an ability to play not only at right-back, but also in the heart of defence.

But he is unlikely to accept the clubs usual offer of a one-year extension to over 30-year-olds, and he also seems to be edging toward an exit anyway.

This might be the only contract situation out of their hands, as Sagna looks set to leave regardless.

Emmanuel Frimpong

Long gone are the days this combative midfielder sprung to the nation’s attention with some bone-crunching displays in the Arsenal shirt.

Unfortunately he has had more severe injuries in the last few seasons then he has first-team appearances - and it just does not look as if the Arsenal first-team beckons for him.

Lukasz Fabianski

It has become apparent that the Pole no longer wishes to sit around and wait for his chance, especially with countryman Wojciech Szczesny in such good form.

Even if offered a new deal you imagine he will now move on, hoping to find success and first-team football at pastures new.

Nicklas Bendtner

OK, so the Dane has actually not looked that bad this season in the appearances he has made - but surely the writing is on the wall for his international career.

We would love to see him prove everyone wrong, but I think we all doubt he will - and he will siurely be departing Arsenal for good next summer.

Tomas Rosicky

This may be the most controversial entry on the list.

Rosicky is believed to be keen on signing a new deal at The Emirates, even if it is just a one-year extension.

But should he get one?

He is far too injury prone and at 33-years-old would just be a drain on club finances. It is time to wish him luck in the future and move on with new and current younger models.

Which of these five do you think will stay?

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