Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is pleased with their new contract news this week.

On Wednesday, Arsenal announced new long-term deals for Jack Wilshere, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Wenger had often been criticised in the past for not developing enough homegrown players, but feels the latest crop of talent will be in it for the long term.

"Technical stability is important and the game we want to play demands a little bit of blind understanding, therefore it is important that we keep the same players together," the Arsenal manager said.

"We might have a bit more of a chance now to keep the young players together than we had before, which is why it is good news for the club."