Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal’s plan for the possibility of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez leaving the club (via Arsenal.com).
The futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez has dominated talk at Arsenal for well over a year and it’s only to get worse in the coming months.
The pair are both out of contract in the summer and now that the January window is open, Arsenal are faced with something of a stick-or-twist dilemma.
Now, Arsene Wenger has been asked how talks are progressing with both the pair and Jack Wilshere who is also out of contract in the summer.
“The progress is, in our jobs sometimes one day you think you’ve made progress and the next day you move back again,” Wenger replied.
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“As long as something is not signed you don’t like to talk too much about it.
“As long as things are not signed you can say you are positive, negative or super positive, but when things are not signed you shut up and announce things when they are concrete, it’s simple as that.”
Wenger was then asked if he and the club have a plan in place should the trio leave the Emirates.
“Well, how we will cope with that… first of all we have not lost them yet and secondly we will respond to that by bringing in players of top quality.”
Wenger later confirmed that he has not received any offers for the players from rival clubs in the January window which is interesting. Very few Arsenal fans now believe that all three players will remain in North London. Certainly, Jack Wilshere is far likelier to stay than Alexis Sanchez but we can only wait and see what happens.