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Wenger on futures of Sanchez and Ozil

The futures of Ozil and Sanchez is now the big question mark facing the Gunners after Wenger signed a two-year contract on Wednesday.

When he was asked if the duo will be leaving Arsenal as their contracts are expiring, he ruled out selling either.

The Frenchman is committed to keeping his best players and does not believe this would risk a dip in their performance levels towards the theoretical end to their time at the club.

Asked if the pair would be sold, Wenger replied: “No. This summer, first of all, they will stay at the club – hopefully they can extend their contracts.”

Sanchez finished the season with 30 goals and 15 assists and helped the team win the FA Cup final by scoring the opening goal against Chelsea. Ozil had a more inconsistent campaign but still finished with 12 goals and 13 assists.

“You cannot weaken the club and the team – unless you find a player of the same calibre”, he added.

“I believe at the moment we are not at that point. We are just focused on keeping the team together and see how to strengthen the team.”

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But the veteran boss believes it is in their interests to perform at the highest level – especially as they enter the final year of their contracts.

He told beIN SPORTS: “When you sign a contract you commit to give your best until the last day of the contract so why would they not give their best.”

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“The interest of any players is always to play football and even more so at the end of your contract. If you’re a winner you want to win the game you’re playing.”

Wenger will risk losing his two most valuable assets for free if he does not sell in the next two windows.

The Gunners failed to secure Champions League football for the first time since 1997 after a fifth-placed finish this season.

The veteran boss normally refuses to pay players more than himself but could offer both £300,000-a-week terms.

Wenger on Mahrez:

Wenger also claimed Arsenal have not made a formal offer for wantaway Leicester star Riyad Mahrez but refused to rule out a move.

He added: “We’ve not made a bid for him. But personally, I like the player. He made a big impact when Leicester won the championship.

“Like everybody else at Leicester he’s had a more difficult season this year but that doesn’t take away from his qualities.

“But we have not made a bid. Not yet.”

 

The futures of Ozil and Sanchez is now the big question mark facing the Gunners after Wenger signed a two-year contract on Wednesday.

When he was asked if the duo will be leaving Arsenal as their contracts are expiring, he ruled out selling either.

The Frenchman is committed to keeping his best players and does not believe this would risk a dip in their performance levels towards the theoretical end to their time at the club.

Asked if the pair would be sold, Wenger replied: “No. This summer, first of all, they will stay at the club – hopefully they can extend their contracts.”

Sanchez finished the season with 30 goals and 15 assists and helped the team win the FA Cup final by scoring the opening goal against Chelsea. Ozil had a more inconsistent campaign but still finished with 12 goals and 13 assists.

“You cannot weaken the club and the team – unless you find a player of the same calibre”, he added.

“I believe at the moment we are not at that point. We are just focused on keeping the team together and see how to strengthen the team.”

But the veteran boss believes it is in their interests to perform at the highest level – especially as they enter the final year of their contracts.

He told beIN SPORTS: “When you sign a contract you commit to give your best until the last day of the contract so why would they not give their best.”

“The interest of any players is always to play football and even more so at the end of your contract. If you’re a winner you want to win the game you’re playing.”

Wenger will risk losing his two most valuable assets for free if he does not sell in the next two windows.

The Gunners failed to secure Champions League football for the first time since 1997 after a fifth-placed finish this season.

The veteran boss normally refuses to pay players more than himself but could offer both £300,000-a-week terms.

Wenger on Mahrez:

Wenger also claimed Arsenal have not made a formal offer for wantaway Leicester star Riyad Mahrez but refused to rule out a move.

He added: “We’ve not made a bid for him. But personally, I like the player. He made a big impact when Leicester won the championship.

“Like everybody else at Leicester he’s had a more difficult season this year but that doesn’t take away from his qualities.

“But we have not made a bid. Not yet.”

 

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The futures of Ozil and Sanchez is now the big question mark facing the Gunners after Wenger signed a two-year contract on Wednesday.

When he was asked if the duo will be leaving Arsenal as their contracts are expiring, he ruled out selling either.

The Frenchman is committed to keeping his best players and does not believe this would risk a dip in their performance levels towards the theoretical end to their time at the club.

Asked if the pair would be sold, Wenger replied: “No. This summer, first of all, they will stay at the club – hopefully they can extend their contracts.”

Sanchez finished the season with 30 goals and 15 assists and helped the team win the FA Cup final by scoring the opening goal against Chelsea. Ozil had a more inconsistent campaign but still finished with 12 goals and 13 assists.

“You cannot weaken the club and the team – unless you find a player of the same calibre”, he added.

“I believe at the moment we are not at that point. We are just focused on keeping the team together and see how to strengthen the team.”

But the veteran boss believes it is in their interests to perform at the highest level – especially as they enter the final year of their contracts.

He told beIN SPORTS: “When you sign a contract you commit to give your best until the last day of the contract so why would they not give their best.”

“The interest of any players is always to play football and even more so at the end of your contract. If you’re a winner you want to win the game you’re playing.”

Wenger will risk losing his two most valuable assets for free if he does not sell in the next two windows.

The Gunners failed to secure Champions League football for the first time since 1997 after a fifth-placed finish this season.

The veteran boss normally refuses to pay players more than himself but could offer both £300,000-a-week terms.

Wenger on Mahrez:

Wenger also claimed Arsenal have not made a formal offer for wantaway Leicester star Riyad Mahrez but refused to rule out a move.

He added: “We’ve not made a bid for him. But personally, I like the player. He made a big impact when Leicester won the championship.

“Like everybody else at Leicester he’s had a more difficult season this year but that doesn’t take away from his qualities.

“But we have not made a bid. Not yet.”

 

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