Arsene Wenger is ready to open new contract talks with Arsenal. The Mirror says Wenger is poised to begin serious contract negotiations as Arsenal look to tie him down to an £8million-a-year deal.

With the Gunners enjoying a remarkable run of form which the board believe proves they are on the verge of a new era of sustained success, the 63-year-old will be offered a three-year extension.

Arsenal's upturn in fortunes - they have won their last 10 matches - which have coincided with £42m record signing Mesut Ozil's arrival, has club insiders believing Wenger has been re-energised and is happier than he has been for years.

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