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Arsenal boost as Merida agrees new deal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed 19 year old Fran Merida has agreed a new Gunners deal, but has yet to sign it. Merida's future has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks with Atletico Madrid keen to take him back to Spain.

The Frenchman admits other clubs have been undermining their attempts to agree a new contract with Merida.

"He has an offer which he has agreed, but has not signed yet," said Wenger.

"Some clubs are doing their work behind our back to destabilise him.

"We cannot stop that, but it is a fact."

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