It is now looking more and more likely that Mesut Ozil will sign his new Arsenal contract to keep him at the Emirates for the rest of his career but we all know that Alexis Sanchez will be leaving at the earliest opportunity. Even Wenger has said that he now fully expects the German playmaker to stay when he said: ‘I believe he wants to stay, he is not to be convinced [to sign a new contract],’
‘You want nobody to leave and you see where we stand on that.
And now Ozil himself has appeared on a pretend Sky Sports press conference with young fans, and when asked why he was with Arsenal he replied: ‘Because of the history and the amazing players.
‘I’m here to learn, to grow up and to show my talent for this club.’
‘This club has made me bigger. I’m so proud to play for a big club like Arsenal.’
I’m sure he wouldn’t say that if he wasn’t going to stay and the club has probably already come to an agreement with his advisors but is waiting for the right time to announce it. And what better time than when we bring in a ‘top quality’ replacement for Alexis and let the Chilean move to Man City in January?
Wenger has also delayed the contract talks with Wilshere up until now, so I have a feeling he will announce the two new signings in a couple of weeks at the same time as Alexis leaves. Surely, as Meatloaf famously said; Two out of Three Ain’t Bad!