Arsenal are set to reward Per Mertesacker with a new contract after his fine start to the season, the Mail Online.
The Germany international has formed a solid defensive partnership alongside Laurent Koscielny with the Gunners, helping them to the top of the Premier League with eleven games played.
The 29 year old has eighteen months remaining on his contract at the Emirates, and Arsene Wenger wants his future with the club secured as soon as possible.
Mertersacker moved to Arsenal from Werder Bremen in the summer of 2011, and has since gone to make eighty-seven appearances for the club, scoring four goals.
He began his career at Hannover, eventually securing a transfer to the Weserstadion in 2006 while internationally he has been capped 94 times.
Defeat to Manchester United saw Arsenal’s lead in the top flight cut to just two points, leaving them at a price of 10/3 to lift the trophy for the first time in nine years come May.