Wenger blames agents for Arsenal star’s exit rumours

Arsene Wenger was adamant that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez would be staying at Arsenal this season, despite the fact that neither of them had signed a new contract extension before the summer. Le Prof has stuck to his word, but this has only increased the exit rumours about our two superstars – which is bound to continue until it is confirmed where they will be playing next season.

The latest rumours stated that Arsenal had given permission for Ozil to speak to other clubs, and that the German had agreed terms for him to join Barcelona in January, but Wenger has blamed agents for feeding the media and denied there is any agreement in place, when directly asked about Ozil and Barca. “No.” the boss said. “What kind of control can I have over that? All these people have agents who can talk to anybody. That doesn’t disturb people, that happens all through their career.”

“Nobody knows what will happen when the players reach the end of their contracts. Our worry is to perform on Sunday, that’s it.

“They want to turn up and put in good performances. I have no concerns. I am more concerned about the team performance.”

Last week against Tottenham it certainly looked like Ozil had not been affected by the ongoing rumours, but these are certain to multiply and intensify as we get closer to the January transfer window. Let’s hope that Wenger’s calculated gamble will pay off, or at least try and get the agents to shut up for a while!



  1. Nothing changed says:

    Maybe Ozil is negotiating with Barca and realized he needed to show a solid performance? After all, let’s be honest, for most of this season he has played like a player who knows he will be leaving at the end of the season and doesn’t want to risk injury or burn-out.

    Neither Sanchez nor Ozil have put in the same inspired performances they did in previous seasons and I refuse to believe that is a coincidence.

    1. kev says:

      The problem is most of our fans are fickle.After one performance they’re like ”sell Ozil” then after the next ” we will miss him”.I personally can’t wait for the likes of him,Xhaka and co to get sold.
      As for Sanchez I’d really have to disagree.He’s been clumsy with the ball as he’s been ever since he was signed and if anything he’s just doing it more.
      If I didn’t know Arsenal and I watched them week in week out my mind will tell me that this is a player who tries very hard.He might not want to be here but as opposed to what people say I feel he tries a lot .The thing is it’s just not working out this seaaon and part of the reason is the uncertainty surrounding his future.Watch Arsenal player and according to hardwork not performance and rank the players who give their hardest.When he’s gone then people will realise this state.

  2. sanmi.marvellous says:

    Dortmund had 4-0 lead for 60′.
    They threw away 4-0 advantage in just 30′.

    Is this not the coach some of you guys suggested to take over from Wenger ?
    Just my opinion from view points

    1. GB says:

      No Sammie, Dortmund’s coach is Peter Bosz and has been there since June. I think you are referring to Thomas Tuchel their previous coach who many of us would take if still available.

      1. GB says:

        Sorry should say Sanmi, bloody auto correct!

        1. sanmi.marvellous says:

          Thanks @GB

    2. ks-gunner says:

      As if Wenger has not done this so many times before

  3. Ivan says:

    As usual Wenger refuses to take responsibility for his failures.
    Ozil and Sanchez are top players who are have ambition to win titles. Not domestic cups but league titles and Champion Leagues. We saw last January in the pathetic performance against Bournemouth when Alexis gave up on the team. He recognized that for as long as Wenger is manager the club has no chance of us winning.

  4. McLovin says:

    Özil won’t be missed.

    He has never been the difference maker in any won game. He shines when the whole team shines.

    100% giving Sanchez will be missed and will be hard to replace. As Wenger will most likely sign himself for another contract, Sanchez will be finally replaced in about 3-6 years.

    1. Vlad says:

      I think you got the two confused. Ozil will be missed and will be harder to replace. Little Chilean Le Sulk can go and play for Pep for all I care. Last game aside, Sanchez has done very little for the club, whereas Ozil actually created the most number of chances in PL, ahead of KdB and Eriksen, and having played less games.

      1. Vlad says:

        When I say that Sanchez has done very little for the club, I’m talking about this season, of course. But truth of a matter is that he’s been largely a passenger and a distraction since our game against Swansea last season.

  5. Fab says:

    Super Salah, what a star he is!. Probably epl found their own Messi in him

    1. Vlad says:

      Great… and it has what exactly to do with the original post?

  6. ks-gunner says:

    “Nobody knows what will happen when the players reach the end of their contracts.

    mistake not, we do know and so does the old frog

  7. ks-gunner says:

    i dont understand why Wenger refused to take Cesc back? superb passing

    1. Vlad says:

      Because we had Ozil

  8. ks-gunner says:

    Hehehe, there is the player we can replace Sanchez with, William, good lad who is not used at chelsea anymore

  9. Fab says:

    The quality of Liverpool and Chelsea players are fantastic, may be their the two best team in the epl

    1. Vlad says:

      You’re in the wrong forum

  10. Colin Decoteau says:

    Ozil and Sanchez deserves better than wegner,so i for one wish the both of them all the best no matter where ever they restart their careers,you can’t buy two world class players surround them with mediocrity and expect a number of trophy laden season’s certainly not with washed up Wenger in charge.

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