Date: 7th April 2018 at 4:54am
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Arsenal are set for major changes this summer and a lot of focus will orientate around their midfield ranks, where the are poised to lose and at the end of their contracts.

is widely linked with a host of midfield targets but one man on the shortlist looks out of the equation, after he signed a new four-year deal with his current club.

Hoffenheim’s official website has confirmed that 24-year-old German   has extended his deal with the Bundesliga side, all but ending Arsenal’s chances of landing the highly-rated midfielder.

Demirbay was lined-up as a possible replacement for England Wilshere, who sees his contract at Arsenal expire this summer, but the news means that the may have to look elsewhere on the market.

Whilst a new deal doesn’t necessarily mean Demirbay will snub any advance from Arsenal this summer, it does give the German side a much stronger negotiating position in the market.