Arsenal: Six stars Wenger must keep

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There's a chance that Arsenal will finish the season as Premier League champions.

But even if this doesn't happen, there's bound to be some interest in a few of the Gunners' players.

But which players must Arsene Wenger do his utmost to keep at the Emirates Stadium for the start of next season?

Laurent Koscielny

France international Laurent Koscienly is, on his day, one of the Premier League's finest centre-backs.

Fast, determined and committed, the 28-year-old is slowly but surely cutting the silly errors, which have let him down in the past, out of his game.

Per Mertesacker

You can't have Laurent Koscielny without his sturdy centre-back partner Per Mertesacker, who was tipped to struggle in the Premier League, but has more than silenced his doubters since arriving at the Emirates Stadium in 2011.

The 29-year-old Germany international reads the game superbly, which means that his lack of pace is rarely exposed by Premier League forwards.

Jack Wilshere

There is likely to come a time in the not-too-distant future when a club attempts to prise Jack Wilshere away from Arsenal with a huge offer and a lucrative deal for the player.

However, the England midfielder clearly loves Arsenal - and the feeling is mutual.

You can envisage Wilshere spending his entire career with his boyhood club - a rarity in modern-day football - and people like Wenger must ensure that happens.

Mesut Ozil

We've only seen glimpses of Mesut Ozil at his best since his £42m move from Real Madrid to Arsenal, but the Germany international could hit top gear in his second season at the club.

It always takes a little time to adjust at a new club, and Ozil is no different. However, everyone knows the quality he possesses - especially the man who brought him to north London, Arsene Wenger.

Aaron Ramsey

Admittedly, if we were writing this 12 months ago, Aaron Ramsey wouldn't have featured.

The 23-year-old, though, is enjoying the best season of his career - and Wenger deserves the utmost credit for sticking by him.

Arsenal won't be letting the Wales international go anywhere this summer, and rightfully so.

Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla, the ambidextrous wonder, is of course one of the Premier League's classiest players.

But the diminutive Spaniard is also great to have around the dressing room: always happy, always smiling, you'll never catch Santi in a bad mood.

His happy-go-lucky nature combined with his all-round brilliance as an attacking midfielder means Wenger must keep the 29-year-old at the Emirares Stadium.

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