It would be fantastic news for Arsenal fans if the theory about our two big stars and contract rebels possibly signing new deals to stay in north London beyond the period of their current contracts, especially if in order to get the best possible deals from the club the attacking pair are going to keep putting in performances of desire and skill like they showed in the north London derby win over Tottenham this weekend.
Arsene Wenger suggested that agreeing new contracts with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil may just be a matter of getting the wages right, but t5hat swings both ways. So if the Chilean striker and the German playmaker think that they deserve huge pay packets they will have to keep proving it and that can only be good news for the Gunners’ chances of trophy success this season.
There is another, more worrying, reason why the dynamic duo played so well, of course. It could be that in a big game like the derby which will have been watched closely all around the world, Ozil and Alexis were putting themselves in the shop window ahead of the winter transfer window or possible in preparation for their free transfers next summer.
The Arsenal stars may be trying to secure the best possible moves for themselves by showcasing their talents now. That would not be such good news for us in the long run, but if it means they keep performing this season I for one will take it. What do you think their motivation was? New contracts or transfer moves?