Martin Keown was talking about Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez’s future at Arsenal, and seems as though he just let slip that Arsene Wenger is leaving the club.
There has been uncertainty over the futures of our two key players this term, as well as that of Arsene Wenger, and Keown seems to believe that all three are leaving this summer.
Alexis Sanchez keeps reiterating that he is willing to stay with the club, but the Gunners hierarchy need to decide on his future, which is a confusing statement to understand… The only thing that makes sense is that he has given them strict contract demands, and he will stay if they are met…
Martin Keown can’t foresee Alexis staying beyond the summer however, and seems to think that both Ozil and Wenger will also be going.
When asked if missing out on Champions League football for next term, Keown said: “It would be another reason for them to demand a move — and Arsene Wenger leaving would be another.
“The club have to work out whether they are willing to push the boat out and pay Sanchez and Ozil substantially more than anyone else.
“They are two special players for Wenger. He warms to players who are particularly gifted with the ball — they are the core of his beliefs in football.
“But there can be problems if you over indulge them. When there was talk of Sanchez and Ozil wanting out, it coincided with Arsenal losing seven games in 12 and getting knocked out of the Champions League.
“Sanchez and Ozil downed tools during those games. There is a fear that if Arsenal give them ridiculous sums of money to stay, they could throw their toys out of the pram once more when things go wrong.
“It seems unlikely that they will stay at the club.”
Did Keown just reveal that Arsene IS going this summer? Do you believe there is any chance we can convince Ozil or Sanchez to stay even if Wenger does go?