Arsenal hope to secure a raft of senior players to new deals in the coming months.

The Daily Express says the Gunners will attempt to open contract talks with their star players next month amid fears vultures from home and abroad are already circling ahead of the January transfer window.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has given executive Richard Law the tough task of trying to convince Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott and Thomas Vermaelen their futures belong at the Emirates.

The contracts of all three expire in 2013.