Everybody in the footballing world knows very well that both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will be entering the last year of their contracts at Arsenal this June, which clearly means that they will have to agree to extend their deals this summer, or be sold to the highest bidder.
That tells me that a clear decision one way or the other will have to be decided before the transfer window opens at the end of the season, which by my reckoning is only six weeks away. That would make it very urgent indeed! But not according to our esteemed manager Mr. Wenger, who after seeing our two superstars both score to secure the points last night, was asked if this showed how important Ozil and Alexis were to the team: “Of course.” he replied. “But their future, they have still one year of contract after [this season] so I don’t think there is an urgency about that. Anyway, I said that many times. You perform on the football pitch because you love to play football.”
That blase answer makes me think that he is willing to keep them both at the club next season whether they sign an extension or not, which would be a massive waste of resources as they will then have the risk that they may leave for free the following summer.
Either that, or he already knows that they are going to leave and is simply avoiding any further discussion.
Which one do you think it is?