Gunners duo pen new deals
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sol Campbell and Lauren have both signed new deals at Arsenal.Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Sol Campbell and Lauren have signed new deals with Arsenal.
The Gunners have a number of players with contracts that expire at the end of the season, with defender Campbell being their main concern.
Campbell has, however, previously said that he wanted to remain at Highbury and was close to agreeing a new deal.
Lauren has been linked with a move back to Spain, with both Real Madrid and Barcelona reportedly interested in the Cameroon stopper.
The former Mallorca man was unhappy with the club for only proposing a one-year extension, but a longer contract offer has seen him sign on the dotted line.
Wenger now says that both men have signed new contracts with the Premiership champions.
Lauren has penned a fresh two-year contract, while Campbell has reportedly penned a deal for at least the next two seasons.
Wenger also confirmed that Johan Djorou and Justin Hoyte have also agreed new deals.
The news will be a boost to Wenger, who is currently facing the prospect of Brazilian midfielder Edu leaving the club.
Edu is also out of contract in the summer but he has so far refused to sign a new deal and could be on the move to Valencia.
Arsenal have, meanwhile, revealed that they will be wearing a changed kit next season to commemorate their last year playing at Highbury.
The Gunners will ditch their bright red and white kit to wear a darker red currant colored shirt, similar to the one worn when they first played at Highbury in 1913.