Arsene Wenger claimed that he believes both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are happy with Arsenal, talking during his pre-match press conference this morning.
The Frenchman was talking ahead of the weekend’s all-important tie against Manchester City, where a loss could leave them little chance of earning a spot for next season’s Champions League competition.
The questions today were mostly about the heavy speculation regarding possible departures from Arsenal this summer however, and on the subject of his key men Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, he insisted they are happy.
“I personally believe both of them want to stay and I hope the club will find an agreement with them,” said Wenger.
His statement is a contradiction on what we have seen in the Chileans actions and emotions shown on the pitch for club and country, and the player’s recent statement will be cause for concern.
Alexis said he wanted to stay in London, but with a team who are challenging for the title, which is currently being twisted to sound like he is in want of a move to Chelsea, but that may not be his wish.
The star may in fact be urging his fellow players and his club to put the work in that is needed to challenge next season, or at least show him that they are able to make the effort needed, to convince him to stay and help fight for the title next season.
Despite the manager’s claim that the players are happy, there is no sign that a new contract is set to be signed by the stars, although the manager himself is yet to extend his deal as of yet either.
Could we persuade Alexis and Ozil to stay on beyond the summer? Is Wenger lying or does he actually believe the pair are happy?