The Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is very clear when it comes to talking about the contract situations of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and he considers it unthinkable that the Gunners didn’t cash in on them to free up funds to buy replacements that actually want to play for Arsenal.
Henry understands that losing them could be bad for the team but he thinks it makes no sense whatsoever to let them leave Arsenal for nothing at the end of the season. “We are talking about something they created themselves,” He told Sky Sports.
“You are going to miss Alexis Sanchez if he leaves and you are going to miss Mesut Ozil, because they are quality players. Now, are you not going to get any money for them either?
“If something is coming now, you have to at least get some money, because you are going to lose them anyway at the end.
“They haven’t signed new contracts yet, that is something we are sure about, so you are not going to get money for them if they leave at the end of the season. So it’s a double punishment.
“It’s astonishing to me. How? [Robin] van Persie went, I went. A lot of players went, but you got money for them.
“These guys might go on a free. So are you going to keep them and hope you can make them stay or are you going to sell them?”
I personally agree and think Wenger should have sold them both in the summer when we could have got a bundle of money, no matter where they went. Money that could have been reinvested. We may not get so much in January but do you think Henry is right and we should get rid of them anyway?