As we get closer to January there are going to be more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing every day, even though Arsene Wenger rarely does much business in the winter. The big question is whether the Gunners will try and recoup some cash from the sale of Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez, and according to lots of reports coming from Spain, it is Ozil that has already agreed to join Barcelona for a price of €20 million (£17.7m).
The future of Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil has long been up for discussion, and further speculation throughout 2017 has seen more doubt cast over his club career at Arsenal beyond this term.
It was just a few years ago that the question of whether Arsenal would secure the transfer of the French striker Karim Benzema from the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid was more about whether the deal was even a possibility and whether the Spanish club and the player would be willing.
It seems like Arsenal have been linked with Julian Draxler for ever so it is difficult to think that the German international is still only 24 years old, but he was still a teenager at Schalke when he first came to Arsene Wenger’s attention.
We may all expect to see Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez move away from Arsenal for free next summer, but as Arsene Wenger said last summer, we will be seeing more and more players running down their contracts in the future so they can get much higher wages when they actually move clubs.
Kevin Campbell has claimed that Arsenal cannot be taken serious if Mesut Ozil decides to quit the club in favour of a move to Manchester United.
The German international is inside the final year of his Gunners contract currently, and looks extremely likely to quit the club before next season.
So the transfer sagas of our two biggest contract rebels, Ozil and Alexis, continues to run amok in the tabloids, but with no sign of either of them agreeing to an extension it would make sense to try and recoup some of our losses in January before letting them go to our Premier League rivals for free in the summer.
It is being reported that Arsene Wenger is planning to try once again to sign Raheem Sterling for Arsenal, when the winter transfer window opens up in January. I am not sure what makes the Frenchman think he will have any more luck in securing the transfer of the Man City and England international star though, because he tried the same move in the summer without any success.