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Arsenal have been busy securing the signature of their key stars having rewarded Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Per Mertesacker with a new deal.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are yet to sign a new deal at Arsenal as they currently have just 18 months left on their contract with reports claiming they are stalling as they are in doubt of Arsene Wenger’s future and an improve contract.
However, Mertesacker who currently earns $86,000 per-week at Arsenal has sent encouraging message to the fans
“I would like to say how very grateful I am to have extended my contract here. It makes me really proud and also a bit emotional. I’ve been out for six months now and to have such trust and belief from the manager makes me very humble and thankful.” Mertesacker said in his programme notes ahead of the Burnley game.
“Trust me, I’ll do everything possible on a daily basis to make myself better and everybody around me better. I’m working really hard to come back and show that I’m still capable on the pitch, because I want to help make this great club as successful as possible.
“My love for this club is authentic. I care a lot about team-mates, about fans, and I want people to identify with us. It’s very important to me now and it always has been. I feel like there’s always been a link between myself and Arsenal.”