Fear not Gooners, Arsenal will survive next season without Sanchez and Ozil by SK
Gooners, the news about Sanchez and Ozil wanting to sign a new contract with Arsenal or not, is really unsettling the minds of fans and probably players of this club. I think we need to take a break and ask ourselves if we really need to be bothering ourselves over two players who are not really bent on staying with us for any more seasons.
Before we became financially buoyant enough to hold on to our players against pressure to sell from other clubs, we were actually a selling club and we lost a lot of our star players due to that. We lost Thierry Henry to Barcelona, we lost Emmanuel Adebayor to Man City, we lost Van Persie to Man Utd, we lost Gael Clichy to Man City, we lost Ashley Cole to Chelsea and several other players. All these players were top players that could have won us trophies if we had kept all of them together for a long time. We didn’t win trophies but we also didn’t do badly at all. We still maintained our status as one of the big boys in both the Premiership and in Europe. Qualifying for the champions league every season is not an easy feat.
We back to the ugly part of those seasons whereby supposed star players hold us to ransom whenever we wish to offer them a new contract. They make ridiculous demands and thereby put us in a fix. Giving us the option to either give in to their demands or watch them leave. If I were to tip in a piece of advice to the Arsenal board, I simply tell them to offer them a take it or leave it deal. Arsenal does not need anybody to still be Arsenal. These players need us and we must show them the true picture.
Mesut Ozil was a Real Madrid player before he came to Arsenal and judging by his recent confessions in his new book, he begged Arsene Wenger to sign him, in order to save his career. If Wenger had not signed him, he may probably have been on the bench for a long time until another club came looking for him. Arsenal came to his rescue when he needed it and now he is holding the same club who bailed him out to ransom? No! It cannot be so. He needs to realize that relationships work when both parties know when to meet the demand of the other.
Alexis Sanchez is another player who should be grateful to Arsenal from taking him away from Barcelona where he was a fringe player to coming to Arsenal to play regular football. His petulant manner may even be an unbalancing factor this season.
These guys need to think twice before leaving Arsenal because Arsenal gave them their career lift. Gooners, we can actually survive without these two next season, can’t we?