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Arsene Wenger is confident that the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere will put pen to paper and extend their contracts with the club.

The trio will be free agents in 2018, hence the need to tie them down with a long term contract. According to the football insider, the trio will cost an estimated £450,000-a-week. With Mesut Ozil 27, expected to pocket £180,000-a-week in the new contract that runs until 2021 and other attractive performance-related bonuses. Alexis Sanchez on his part will pocket £160,000-a-week in the new contract, while Jack Wilshere 24, will receive £110,000-a-week in a deal that runs until 2021.

In another news, Arsene Wenger is confident of signing 25-year-old Leicester City Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez considering the exploits of the £23 million rated winger in the Premier League this season. Wenger it is also reported has made the Algerian his top transfer priority after Leicester revealed they will not stand in the way of any player that wants to leave the club next season.

Mahrez will most likely form a deadly partnership at the Emirates with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck after reaching a double figure of goals and assists in Leicester this season.