Once again Arsenal fans were shown just how vital it is for us to have players of the quality of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at the club as they ran the show and helped the Gunners to a first Champions League group win since 2011.
Whether that will turn into a more favourable draw for the first knockout round we will have to wait and see, but if Arsenal are to carry on the European upturn in performances and results and go at least one more step towards the trophy then it seems clear that our dynamic duo will be the driving forces behind it.
That is great news for the team and for Arsene Wenger, of course, but it does not help with the manager’s bargaining position as both players are currently in talks about extensions to their current contracts. Unfortunately for the Frenchman they hold all the cards and I really feel that any more delays will only strengthen their position and weaken his.
In every transfer window we hear Wenger talk about how hard it is to find and sign the really top quality players, so when you have two it surely must be the right thing to do to make sure you keep them. So come on Arsenal, stop messing about and give these two great Gunners a big pay rise and get them to sign on the dotted line.