Ian Wright has claimed that Arsenal have made a mock of themselves with their public failings around Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
The duo are well into their final year of their contracts at present, and look ever-likely to quit the club before next season.
The pair are said to be the subject of interest from a number of clubs, including both Manchester clubs, and Ian Wright has moved to slam the situation which our club has allowed to close in on us.
“It is terrible business for Arsenal, for a club that is accused of being a business to allow two players like that to run their contracts down,” he told Sky Sports.
“Sanchez on top form is easily a £100 million player. Ozil on top form is worth £70m to £80m. Arsenal are letting that go. It is disgusting business on the management side for Arsenal.
“How are you going to sell players like that in January for £25m? It is like people are laughing at you. Manchester City could find £25m in the car seat or something. And you’re going to get Sanchez for that kind of money? For it to get to this point where they can be offered that kind of money…and why would you offer £60m when they are free in a few months?”
Wrighty moved onto add that the Chilean should be let go in the coming window, having failed to impress in any shape or form so far this season.
“With the way that Sanchez is playing and having seen him be substituted in recent times, something that never used to happen, I would probably take the hit on him now because it looks like the towel has gone in and his heart isn’t in it now,” he added.
“The cynics will say Ozil has hit form at the right time for him. He’s running down a contract and is linked with other clubs. He’s on a free. It’s very lucrative for him if he can see that out.
“I think it is more lucrative for him to leave and go somewhere where he thinks he can get Champions League football and might challenge for more trophies.
“It is a cynical view to have but it is very hard to be excited about a player that you need and know there is a good chance that they are going to leave. It is very hard because the kind of form he is showing is what we wanted to see from him and now it is happening we might be losing him.
“At least he is putting in a shift to help the team win points. But Sanchez you might as well recoup whatever money you can in January because he does not look interested.”
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