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Arsenal boss to use £75m transfer budget to extend core players

Arsene Wenger is going to have some cash to spend this coming summer, but if his past behaviour is any indication he won’t be spending it on huge names. Instead, latest reports indicate that he intends to use some of his budget to tie down a core group of Arsenal players already on the roster.

According to The Times [per the Metro], Arsenal will be spending a portion of the projected £75 million transfer budget to tie down five players expected to make up the core of the team: striker Alexis Sanchez, winger Mesut Ozil, as well as midfielders Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla.

Ozil will assuredly be a vital target to lock down due to his chance creating wizardry, while the oft-injured Alexis Sanchez could eventually take the starting forward job from scoring-drought-prone Olivier Giroud.

Per the source, new deals are not being offered to Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky. The team will also listen to transfer offers for defenders Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy.

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