Wenger Versus his Three Biggest Contract Conundrums

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Wenger Versus his Three Biggest Contract Conundrums
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Wenger has a habit of tying down players in long term contracts, though only one opted for the eight year option. We are as equally grateful as he is regretful.

With young players offered extensions every other year or so, or at least it seems, we have three first team players nearing the final year of their contracts.  

All three are integral players and figure very much into Wenger's plans, though they've all seen a indifferent run of form this season.

So should we break the bank to keep them, or let them go for some new blood? 

In recent seasons, we've seen a lot of players run down the contract and move elsewhere—most of the time due to age and current ability—Campbell and Gallas, and though other players like Bischoff and Silvestre left towards anonymity. 

Arguably our biggest lost via a Bosman in recent years was Flamini; at the time he was very much first team and very important. The tough tackling midfielder was a perfect foil for Fabregas, but left after a dispute over wages.

Though Song has proved that he is much better, it did set us back a season or two.

All three players are at varying levels of ability and potential, though the loyalty factor seems to differ between them, as well as the fans.

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