Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will both be in Arsenal shirts next season, according to their manage
BY SKY SPORTS,30TH MARCH 2017-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will be staying at the Emirates next season.
Both players are under contract until the summer of 2018 but speculation over their futures has been widespread in recent weeks as the club’s on-field struggles continue.
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In particular, Sanchez has been linked with a move to Chelsea following recent claims he wants to stay in London, but at a club with a ‘winning mentality’.
Sanchez was dropped for the recent trip to Liverpool for disciplinary reasons but his manager, who is preparing for the Sky Live match against Manchester City on Sunday, believes the Chile striker may have been misquoted during the international break.
He said: “You have to be cautious when they give interviews in their home country. The interpretation is not always correct.
In a positive way, there’s only one team in London, so he’s happy. He wants to win the championship, that’s what everybody wants.
“I have not a lot to add. I think he’s happy here. We have not extended his contract, I hope he will stay at the club. It happened before when we had to sell our best players. But that’s not the case any more.
“He has one and half years contract. I don’t think it is an immediate concern for Arsenal.”
Wenger, who was non-committal on his own future, insists he is relaxed about the future of two of the club’s key assets.
He said: “I personally believe both of them want to stay. I hope the club will find an agreement with them.
“Once you go into the final two or three months of the season, everybody is focused on the season. You give yourself a moment to relax.
“He [Ozil] is in contention to start again. He played 20 minutes against Azerbaijan. He has worked very hard this week.”