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Arsenal need to strengthen their squad in the winter transfer window but it seems that they are more focused on securing new deals with the current crop of players in the likes of Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin, and Laurent Koscielny.
According to the Sun, the Arsenal target Jese Lingard has extend his stay with his Manchester United and the club have agreed a new deal with the 24-year-old versatile attacker that will make him earn £95,000-a-week, £19.76million ($24million) in the next four years.
Lingard stepped up big time last season under the management of Louis van Gaal. He scored 9 goals and provided 5 assists in 48 games.
He has performed well this season as well under new boss Jose Mourinho.
At the moment, United have an overcrowded offense because the former Chelsea boss is utilizing players like Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Pogba, Rooney, Rashford and Lingard in the attacking midfield.
Jose has constantly rotated the squad especially in the busy festive period and Jesse has proved to be productive when given the chance. In 12 starts (895 minutes), he has scored three goals and provided three assists in all competitions (Goal/Assist every 149 minutes).
However, with Theo Walcott still on injury sidelined, and Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to the squad yet unknown, it remains to be seen whom Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would be willing to sign as replacement on the duo injured star.