On December 19, 2012, Arsenal made a quintuple contract announcement. Five young British players – Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere –had all signed to “long-term deals”. The slightly awkward accompanying press photo gave the pen-to-paper visual cliché a schoolboy complexion as headmasterial Arsene Wenger appeared to not only witness 

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