Arsene Wenger has claimed that only something “unbelievable” would allow Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to leave the club in January (via The BBC).
With just eight months remaining on their contracts, the January transfer window is the last chance for Arsenal to cash in on Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
For a while, it seemed like that would be the likeliest option. Clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were interested in Sanchez and there was talk of Inter Milan making a move for Ozil.
However, now Arsene Wenger has claimed that the pair will be not be moving in January unless some “unbelievable” happens.
“As long as they are here, they give their best for the club,” Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.
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“In my head, they stay until the end of the season. Unless something unbelievable happens I don’t see that changing.”
So, it seems that Arsenal will only let the pair leave if some quite unbelievable offers come in for them from rival teams. These words are not only a confirmation of Arsenal’s plans but also could act as something of a challenge to other clubs interested in signing the pair.