Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are keen to stay at Arsenal and that talks about contract extensions have begun, despite reports to the contrary.
The Times reported yesterday that the Gunners ‘face a battle’ to persuade the high-profile duo, who both have two years left on their current deals, to commit their long-term future to the club; a claim we decided to dissect.
Addressing the matter at -West Bromwich Albion press conference on Tuesday, Wenger remarked: “You know these two players have two years contract to go at the end of the season. We’re not in a hurry.
“We are talking. The players are very keen to stay.”
As expected, Wenger was also quizzed on potential transfer targets. The boss, who has been coy on links with Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Granit Xhaka in recent weeks, also played down suggestions he could try and sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.
“I wouldn’t speak about at this time of the season, because it wouldn’t be respectful to Leicester,” said the boss. “And anyway, that’s not the case.”