Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will make a new contracts his next priority after on transfer deadline day.
Frenchdefender Bacary Sagna, 30, is into the final year of his contract and boss Wenger is hoping he will stay talks despite having stalled last season.
Per Mertesacker, 28, who helped convince Germany team-mate Ozil to move to Arsenal, is into the finaltwo years of his contract.
Creative midfielder Tomas Rosicky, 32, is in the final year of his contract and has already admitted that his ambition isto prove this season that he is worth a new deal.
Sagna, who has filled in at centre-back in recent matches, has offers from France and the Middle East, but Arsenal are hoping to sign him up before he becomes a free agent.
Mertesacker has also been in good form and his influence in the dressing room is another reason Wenger rates him so highly. was also highly influential in persuading the German midfielder to leave Real Madrid to join Arsenal.
Rosicky has also enjoyed an impressive start to the campaign and Wenger is keen to begin talks and ensure the experienced trio stay at the Emirates.