As usual, Arsene Wenger is always asked in his pregame Arsenal press conference about whether Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez would be up for sale in the January transfer window (yawn!) but this time he actually gave us a little information. For starters he says that the rumours about Jose Mourinho wanting Ozil was just made-up by the media and the German will definitely be at the Emirates until the end of this season.
When he was asked if Ozil was close to signing a new contract, he replied: “How close? I don’t know how close,”
“We have never been approached by Man United anyway so I don’t see why that came up. That is something that has been created. [He’ll stay] until the end of the season, the rest is open.”
But when he was then asked about Alexis Sanchez, he wasn’t quite so certain, and implied that he would wait and see if he was given any reasonable offers before deciding whether to sell or not. “They will all stay,” he said. It’s very difficult for me to tell you as I will analyse every case individually. My wish and my desire is that everybody stays. If you come in and tell me ‘I will offer you this for this player’ I will tell you yes or no.”
Is that his way of letting other clubs know that he would be willing to sell the Chilean if a reasonable offer comes in?