Talks are planned with midfielders who are 34 and 31 respectively and have been reduced to bit-part roles in the second half of this season

Arsene Wenger will hold talks with midfield veterans Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini over their Arsenal futures.

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Midfielder Rosicky’s former club Sparta Prague are among those eyeing the 34-year-old, who could leave on a free transfer this summer after nine years at the club.

Gunners boss Wenger persuaded Rosicky not to leave in January, but the Czech Republic international has now not played since March.

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Frenchman Flamini could also be allowed to leave on a free transfer after becoming a bit-part player in his second spell with the north Londoners. The 31-year-old was a Gunner from 2004-2008, then returned in 2013 after five seasons in Italy with AC Milan.

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Another Arsenal midfielder, captain Mikel Arteta, is understood to have already signed a new one-year deal, even though the club have yet to announce it.


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