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The current battle for Arsene Wenger is not just leading the Gunners to ending in the top four spot on the table, but keeping a major chunk of the players within the fold.
The Gunners impressive due Jordi Osei-Tutu and Joseph Olowu have been rewarded with a long term contract to remain at he club for the foreseeable future, this is according to report.
The report has claimed that the contracts offered and signed by the defenders is a reward for their unprecedented progress within a short period.
Arsenal are among the top clubs on Europe that have been able to transform talented youngsters into professionals, which is why the young players prefer to be in Arsenal.
Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi is the latest academy product to be playing regularly for the first team of Arsenal and the recent exploits of Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah means the future of any hardworking academy player is bright.
Arsene Wenger has found it difficult to convince the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to sign new deal and there are claims that Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck have also rejected offers from Arsenal.
Even if Wenger fails to keep the aforementioned senior players, he has to ensure continuity with the youngsters and he is obviously getting it right here.
Osei-Tutu, 19, has played for the Gunners in the Europa and League cup, and he predominantly plays as a right back.
Meanwhile, the former versatile under-18 skipper Olowu, who has the ability to play in any position across the defence, signed his first professional contract.