‘Arsenal should have sold Ozil and Alexis Sanchez’

Wayne Rooney has claimed that that Arsenal should have parted ways with both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the summer.

The duo are well into the final year of their contracts at present, and don’t appear likely to sign new deals at present.

The German could well agree terms according to Arsene Wenger, but there appears to be very little chance of the Chilean extending his stay in North London.

Wayne Rooney has now stated that the Gunners should have parted ways with their key men and replaced them this summer.

Rooney said: “With the two of them not signing contracts in the summer, I think that told you everything,” Rooney told Talksport. “The way it is, I don’t think they will be at Arsenal [next season].

“I feel they should have taken the money and looked elsewhere because, although they are top players and it is difficult to let those players leave the football club, when the going gets tough – as it is at the minute for Arsenal – you want players who want to be there and you can put your trust in.

“If they are not going to be there at the end of the season, maybe there are a few question marks.”

Whether Rooney is ignoring Wenger’s comments or simply not heard them, there remains a big chance that both will still depart the club, and Alexis has always appeared near-certain to quit the club by next term.

We did try and sell Alexis, albeit in a deadline-day deal, and you could argue that we should have made more of an attempt to sell the forward, and bring in a new star to play in his place.

Should we have sold both Alexis and Ozil? Is there any chance that either could still stay on at the Emirates?

Pat J

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  1. Ivan says:

    No chance either Ozil or Sanchez will stay at Arsenal. The reason Rooney ignores Wenger’s “Ozil might stay” comments is that nobody in football believe Wenger’s BS anymore.

    1. miker says:

      Hold onto ya star players as a statement of intent, my behind.

  2. Sunny says:

    Yes . No one in football takes wenger seriously.
    He is a joke. What ever he does will fail.
    Give him man city team and he will.end up loosing matches. Players will pick uo injury and he will let other teams catch him with wrong team selection .

    No players and fans beleive in him

  3. GB says:

    C’mon Pat, you’re just recycling the same questions over and over again.
    There might not be a lot to write about at the moment but please stop with this eh?

  4. Gelz says:

    Wenger hardly sounds convincing when talking about Ozil, its more in hope than anything. You would of thought with all the uncertainty with his own contract saga last season creating disharmony and unrest in the team he would of learnt a lesson, Wenger lost his balls years a go, he should of sorted it out at the end of last season given them an ultimatum sign or we sell to the highest bidder and started to rebuild with guys who would be honoured to wear the shirt, its his dilly dangling that has cost us losing Ozil and Sanchez for free and his blind faith that they would give us there all, anyway I guess he has a ready made excuse for any failings come the end of the season.

  5. jon fox says:

    Anyone buying into Wengers latest bullshit, is either just starting out as a Gooner and so doesn’t yet recognise how Wenger disrespects fans intelligence, all the time, OR is just not the sharpest tool In the box. The rest of us take this rubbish for granted and give it no heed, as it has been going on for years, this type of self delusion on his part. How desperately sad to see someone who once was a football giant become so pitiful and shameless.

  6. gotanidea says:

    According to rumors, Ozil will join MU. The consistent news are too many to be ignored. But for me, he can join any club he wants.

    Sanchez also doesn’t want to spend the rest of his career with Arsenal. I can’t blame Sanchez, Ozil, Chamberlain, Perez, Giroud, etc for wanting to move out.

    I just hope Wilshere, Ramsey, Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Bellerin and Welbeck do not get fed up with Arsenal as well.

  7. shark says:

    Wenger should have sold them and buy replacements. They are world class, we can’t replace them with what we already have. Anyway, without CL and player selling, I wonder how much Wenger can resist at the team because all of us know how much Kroenke loves money.

  8. Mobella says:

    I will love to know what your opinion was before the closure of transfer market. That aside, haven’t enough being written and said about this.

  9. ks-gunner says:

    Wenger is like cancer, he wont leave before he takes this clubs to his lowest. Every player who holds a bit of self respect should leave this club.

    We are so bad that players like Vardy do reject us, players like Chamberlain snub us, and players like Sanchez would rather be at the bench at some random club then play for this man.

  10. Vlad says:

    Coulda, woulda, shoulda… enough of this crap already.

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