By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger hopes that Tomas Rosicky and William Gallas will sign new contracts soon.

The duo, who both arrived in the summer of 2006, see their current deals run out this next year. At 29 and 31 respectively, Rosicky and Gallas are two of the most experienced players in a young squad. Understandably, Wenger would like to retain their services.

“We are talking at the moment and I am optimistic of finding a solution for both of them,” said the manager.

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