By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger is “hopeful” that Arsenal can agree new deals for Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy.

The French duo are key members of the first-team squad at Emirates Stadium: Clichy is the Club’s longest-serving outfield player while Nasri has been a revelation in his third season in north London.

Both players have entered the final two years of their current contracts but Wenger is confident they will agree extensions.

"We are working on it at the moment,” said the manager.

“I'm hopeful [of agreeing deals], yes, because the players want to stay."

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