Arteta wants Arsenal contract talks rethink

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta will speak to Gunners bosses about negotiating a new contract, and plans to question the club’s current policy for players over 30 years of age.

Wenger’s side have a club policy that players over 30 should only be given one year contract extensions, but the 32-year-old appears keen to question the logic behind the policy, as he enters the final year of his deal at the Emirates Stadium.

“Depending on what their mind is I will give them my opinion and how I see it. I don’t value players by age, whether it is Tomas Rosicky or Jack Wilshere. I analyse many other things before age,” he told Sky Sports.

Since joining from Everton in 2011, the Spaniard has featured in 94 Premier League matches for Arsenal, scoring 14 goals.

Meanwhile Bacary Sagna, whose contract comes to an end this Summer, seems set for a move to Manchester City on a free transfer, following other former Gunners like Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy.

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