UEFA Champions League contenders Arsenal FC have tied down five of their young internationals on long-term contracts, the north London club have announced.
England's Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, alongside Welsh international Aaron Ramsey, have all committed their future to the Gunners by putting pen to paper.
"We are delighted that these five young players have all signed new long-term contracts," said manager Arsène Wenger. "The plan is to build a team around a strong basis of young players, in order to get them to develop their talent at the club. Jack is certainly the best known, the leader of this group – but the other four players are exceptional footballers and we are very happy that we could conclude their new deals at the same time."
The quintet have been regular members of the side during the current UEFA Champions League campaign, with Ramsey and Wilshere both on target as the team progressed from Group B. Arsenal will find out who they will face in the round of 16 at tomorrow's draw in Nyon.
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