Emirates Stadium star to pen new deal.
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has reportedly agreed a contract extension with the north London club according to Goal.com.
The 32 year old Spaniard’s current deal expires at the end of the season but a new one year deal will tie the former Everton man to the Emirates Stadium side until 2016.
Arteta has struggled with niggling injuries over the past couple of years and as such it is perhaps a surprise that Arsene Wenger would offer the player a new contract, especially considering when fully fit the Gunners skipper has hardly been a consistent performer.
Arsenal have had a poor season thus far and fans of the club would no doubt look to Wenger to bring in some fresh blood rather than offer new deals to those who haven’t impressed.
Indeed this source makes a point of Wenger’s earmarking of possible replacements for Arteta including young Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho and World Cup winner Christoph Kramer.