Arsenal have plans in place to secure the future of three players as they look to tie down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the start of the season.
Aubameyang has agreed a new three year £250,000-a-week deal in principle, with the Emirate outfit hoping to announce it which would be a huge boost for Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal boss also wants to fend off Wolves ’ interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the midfielder celebrated his 23rd birthday with his first senior England call-up.
Maitland-Niles has three years left on his current deal. He is not one of the club’s top earners but if he stays then he could also be in line for a new contract.
They are also desperate to keep keeper Emiliano Martinez, with the Gunners ready to hand him a fresh deal after Arteta picked him ahead of Bernd Leno for the Community Shield.
That was a huge statement of faith from Arteta in Martinez who has made it clear that he wants to be No1 but faces a battle with Leno for the jersey.
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Aston Villa are among the clubs interested but Arteta does not want to sell Martinez or Maitland-Niles and is hoping to raise cash from other sales to help carry on funding his summer transfer plans.
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