Arsenal have been trying to keep our two best players at The Emirates for the past few months in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez with the two players now deep into the final few months of their contracts.
However, Arsene Wenger has admitted a shift in position about the future of both players and the 68-year-old Arsenal manager now believes that the club could allow them leave in January to at least get some money for them.
Wenger and the club management have not had the best of time with transfer targets and contract issues lately which could be down to our failure to qualify for the Champions League. Last summer, Arsenal sold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gabriel Paulista to Liverpool and Valencia respectively and didn’t replace them a move which did not go down well with most Arsenal fans who have been proved right given our shortness at the back with persistent injuries to Mustafi, Chambers and Koscielny.
Now adding the Sanchez and Ozil contract debacle to the frustration among the fans, it seems to be a volatile period at Arsenal. By January, both players will be able to speak with a suitor abroad, which means the club will be forced into selling them or losing them for no fee at the end of the season.
However, Wenger has hinted that the club will have the final say about the sale of both of the players and after being asked about the pair’s contract situation said as quoted by Evening Standard:
“No decision has been made on that front, do we let anyone go in January? We’ll have to think about that to see where we stand with them at the end of December…”
A frustrating time indeed which could be compounded tomorrow with anything less than a win against Tottenh*m at The Emirates.