As far as I’m concerned I can’t wait to see Alexis Sanchez leave Arsenal, but I would like to see our other two contracts with Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere finalised as quickly as possible, and it looks like both of these are progressing nicely at the moment.
According to the ex-Arsenal striker Alan Smith, Ozil will sign a new contract with the Gunners very soon. “Well my sources tell me he’s quite close to signing a new contract,” Smith said on Sky. “We’ve not heard much on that. It sounds like negotiations are going on behind the scenes and he will sign.”
This will definitely be a boost for us as he has proved much more valuable to Arsenal than Sanchez this season, and also Jack Wilshere has been excellent recently since being nursed back to full fitness.
So Wenger was asked today how close Arsenal are to confirming Wilshere’s future, and he replied: “We know what we want. We want him to stay, we want him to extend [his contract]. He wants to stay. After that, we have to find a satisfying financial agreement with Jack that is good for him. That’s what we’re trying to do.”
I am sure reaching an agreement with Jack won’t be too much of a problem, although Wenger may be pushing it if he tries to persuade Wilshere to accept a pay cut, considering what other players are earning nowadays. But I for one will be very happy to see these two go and we get any replacement for Alexis, any one at all!