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5 Premier League central midfielders out of contract in June 2018

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Premier League clubs recently agreed to a rule amendment that will see the summer transfer window close on the Thursday before the start of the new Premier League season. The new Premier League season is due to start on Saturday 11 August 2018 and hence, the window closes on the Thursday 9 August 2018. 

The new rule will apply only to the acquisition of players. Clubs will still have the ability to sell players to other leagues in which the transfer window is open.

To keep the window open for 12 weeks, in line with FIFA rules, the summer transfer window's start date has been changed from June 10 to around May 17. 

Here we take a look at 5 veteran Premier League central midfielders out of contract at the end of the season. 

#5 Santi Cazorla 

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Cazorla could be offered a new contract

Arsenal's nifty, influential Spanish central midfielder, Santi Cazorla has faced a nightmare spell with injuries tracing back to 2015 and is yet to completely recover. The Spaniard has played only 618 minutes of league football with the Gunners in the last two seasons. He is out of contract with the club on June 30. 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a long history of sticking with his injured players during their recovery periods and could offer the Spaniard a new club contract. The Spanish international is crafty, skilful, creative, attacking midfielder who can cause the best fo defences all sorts of problems. 

Cazorla is confident of a full recovery and keen to get back on the field for the club but with many sceptical about a return to peak fitness, the club will need to make a decision soon or see the experienced 33-year-old player leave the Gunners. 

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