Arsenal are ready to start contract talks with Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports.

The Frenchman has established himself as a key member of Mikel Arteta’s squad and the Gunners are said to be keen to tie him down.

The 20-year-old has made 77 appearances for Arsenal since his 2018 move from Lorient.

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And the North Londoners are ready to give him a pay-rise from the £40,000-a-week he currently earns, according to

But the negotiations will reportedly not take place until the summer at which stage Guendouzi will have just two years left on his contract.