Arsenal 'enter talks' over new contract amid fresh Jurrien Timber injury update

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All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Arsenal as they prepare to take on Sheffield United.

Arsenal are back in action on Monday night when they face strugglers Sheffield United away from home. The Gunners remain in the thick of the title race, just two points behind leaders Liverpool, but they must remain consistent if they want to make up the gap.

Mikel Arteta's men have made easy work of many teams below them over recent weeks, and they will want to continue doing the same against the Blades. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

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Jorginho 'talks'

Arsenal are said to be in talks with midfielder Jorginho over a new contract. According to The Sun, the Gunners have now initiated talks over a possible deal for the Italian midfielder ahead of his current deal expiring at the end of this season.

A number of Italian clubs are said to be interested in a move for Jorginho this summer, and Arsenal need to move quickly if they want to keep him. The Italy international is already free to agree a pre-contract agreement with any interested club outside of England. Arsenal are said to have the option to extend by a further year, but they still need to inform the player they wish to do that before he agrees a deal elsewhere.

Timber boost

Long-term Arsenal absentee Jurrien Timber is working his way back to fitness after spending almost the entirety of the season on the sidelines with a knee issue. According to the Evening Standard, Timber has already taken part in a group session.

That indicates that the centre-back is close to returning, although he will first need to build match fitness, which he will likely do with the help with appearances for the under-21s. It will be hoped Timber can return for the final two months of the season, providing there are no setbacks.

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