Arsenal are ready to open new contract talks with manager Arsene Wenger. The Sunday Mirror says having smashed the club's transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil for £42.4m last week, Arsenal's priority is to now secure the future of Wenger.

The Frenchman's deal expires at the end of this season and talks over a new contract were shelved while the Ozil signing was secured.

Arsenal fan groups had released statements calling for 63-year-old Wenger's contract to be put on the back burner after the opening-day defeat against Aston Villa.

But owner Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis have taken the Ozil signing as further proof that Wenger deserves a new deal.

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