Found November 27, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
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Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal must build their future around young British players like Jack Wilshere. The 20-year-old midfielder has just returned from a long injury lay-off and is understood to be in preliminary negotiations over a contract extension. Wenger believes along with fellow England internationals Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere - who has been at the club since the age of nine - can become the heartbeat of the team. "He has two-and-a-half years left - that's quite a long time. We have built a team [where] we have a lot of young English players, or British players like Gibbs, Chamberlain, Wilshere. We still have the case of [Theo] Walcott, Aaron Ramsey. You want them all on long-term contracts," Wenger said. Last summer, then captain Robin van Persie did not agree a new contract, eventually signing for Manchester United in a £24million deal. Walcott, meanwhile, has yet to commit himself past the end of the season, with Wenger revealing ...
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