Arsenal star rules out January exit for Alexis and Ozil

Nacho Monreal has poured water on reports linking his Arsenal team-mates Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez with a move away come January.

The duo are both into the final season of their contracts at present, and there is huge speculation around regarding their futures, with the pair in line to join at least four different clubs each depending which source you choose to believe in.

There is also varying reports as to whether Alexis Sanchez will leave in January or the following summer, while Mesut Ozil is also claimed to be considering signing a new contract with our club.

The latest story today is that Barcelona are eyeing a move to bring him to the Nou Camp in the new year, with the player demanding a substantial signing on fee, but Nacho Monreal insists that ‘the feeling’ is that they will be at the Emirates until the end of the term at the very least.

“The feeling is that they will continue,” Monreal said.

“At no time have we talked about the possibility of them leaving. Not at all. They are committed to the group and we will see what happens.

“I can’t say much about it. It does not depend on me. The situation is clear. They are two vital players for Arsenal. They are two players who end their contracts at the end of the season.

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  1. jon fox says:

    Presumably then Monreal is let into Wenger’s confidence as to who comes and goes. Well that would seem to be the only conclusion, were there any truth – which there is not- in this supposed story.

  2. Ivan says:

    The trouble is Jon, Wenger has left it too late to have a say in this. Both Ozil and Sanchez are not going to agree to go anywhere in January as they will make more money in wages when they go on a Bosman 4 months later.
    Sad to say but Wenger and Gadzidis messed up big time with their contracts. They should have either been made to sign a new contract or transfer listed and relegated to the reserves over a year ago when they still had a value.

    1. jon fox says:

      Spot on Ivan.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        It’s easy to say that now, but before a season begins you want the best possible chance to do well.

        I have no doubts that Arsene would have taken allot of heat should he have sold them, esp if to a rival.
        I also think that some of the ones telling him how he should’ve gotten rid, would be laying into him now for not holding onto them. It seemed that way with each genuinely sounding rumor, a game of musical chairs you might say. I wanted us to hold onto Alexis, was tired of everyone saying how we are motivated by money alone, so was glad to see us turn it down and concentrate on bringing players in instead. That’s where I stood, so now it’s where I stand.

        If we make it back to the CL well then that levels things up a wee bit. Without them, and having more first season players in their first season, would be more difficult than with them.

        1. Ivan says:

          Actually if we did qualify for the CL (and we’re not on target to do so) the money lost on the players is far more than what qualification brings.
          If both players had been sold there would not be the bad feeling in the dressing room and we could have bought other players. But Arsenals poor negotiations meant we could not secure other players so we held on to Ozil and Sanchez like a drowning man. So more than £100 mil will be taken on the value of our squad.

    2. Tristan says:

      It seems many fans think they should have been sold in the summer, but if they had there would have been uproar, cries of the club going backwards, strengthening a rival (alexis to city). while i understand the financial side i am a fan of the football club not the financial business. I cheer the team playing great football not the club doing sound business. as for putting them in the reserves… really?! Weird how the media spills their bull poo and everyone treats it as gospel, yet a first team player at the club gives his perspective & is obviously talking out of his bum.If you guys want to support arsenal by pointing out constantly how the club has it wrong then that is up to your good selves but i personally don’t derive joy from that. guess i’m not a true fan in your eyes but i can live with that. peace!

      1. Ivan says:

        It must be nice living in posh Tristanworld not understanding how the financial side impacts on the playing side down the line.

        1. Tristan says:

          i’m not posh, man and i understand how it impacts i just prefer to watch the games.

          1. Ivan says:

            Oh yeh like Tristan is a name found in working class neighbourhoods!!
            And no you clearly canot understand the financial side if you don’t grasp that with around £120 mil taken from the value of the squad is not going to impact what you see in future years.

  3. Maks says:

    Nacho has no clue… they are going away for sure. Alexis 100%: Ozil 85% leaving the club… better said running away… and NO, it’s not about money! It is about Arsenal’s lack of ambition.

  4. Uchman says:

    Awwwwwww it amazes me how fans now prioritize d cash than d players,l like seriously whom r u deceiving? U will be d 1st to lay abuses on Wenger if he has allowed them to leave to rival clubs,like seriously we r just bunch of hates here,ucant even appreciate d management for once developing d balls to refusing to sell to our direct rivals, it’s very pathetic when we have bunch of ingrates as fans, y can’t even appreciate d team when they will buh u will rush here any day we have a poor result to cry murder, it’s ridiculous how we reason armies,

    1. Ivan says:

      If you are complaining that I don’t appreciate Wenger, Gadzidis and Kroenke you are right. They are ruining Arsenal. And for that matter so are casual fans such as your yourself who don’t care what happens with the team.

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