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Ramsey to be handed £100,000-a-week deal

ESPN staff
March 5, 2014
Trio set to commit to Arsenal future

Arsenal are ready to make Aaron Ramsey the second highest paid player at the club, according to reports.

Ramsey is set be handed a five-year, £100,000-a-week contract having become the focal point of Arsene Wenger's midfield. Only £42 million record signing Mesut Ozil is paid more.

The deal would see the Wales international, who has not played since Boxing Day due to a thigh injury, double his current salary.

Midfielder Santi Cazorla is also expected to be offered a new deal. The Spaniard, a £15m signing from Malaga in 2012, is said to be in line for a wage increase to £80,000 a week.

Arsenal have already been boosted this week by centre-back Per Mertesacker and midfielder Tomas Rosicky signing new deals.

But Wenger, according to the Daily Telegraph, is resigned to losing Bacary Sagna after the defender stalled on agreeing a new contract, with the player himself believed to have told team-mates he will be leaving.

Sagna is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to agree a new deal, despite a number of offers. Inter Milan are reportedly preparing to make the Frenchman an offer in the summer.

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