In-form and in-demand Arsenal duo won’t be allowed to depart the membership, says Arsene Wenger.
Arsène Wenger has informed Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez they won’t depart Arsenal earlier than their contracts expire in 18 months time, even when it means the pair leaving the membership on free transfers.
Experiences this week claimed each gamers had been on the lookout for pay rises to offer them parity with the best-paid gamers within the Premier League.
Requested if he would take into account promoting Özil and Sánchez earlier than they ran down their contracts, Wenger stated: “I’m not the one one who can determine that. A contract is negotiations on this case between two events.
“On my facet, the very best place is to attain it earlier. These gamers will keep right here for no less than 18 months. I can not repeat all the time the identical issues.
“I feel at some stage it’s important to settle for that negotiations are personal and secret, and we don’t all the time have to return out every single day to clarify what we do in soccer negotiations. We’re skilled folks, we work till the final day of our contracts with full dedication.
“These gamers have 18 months on their contracts and, it doesn’t matter what occurs, they’ll keep for 18 months. Hopefully they’ll keep for longer than that.”
Wenger did admit that he might supply no ensures to Arsenal followers that the duo would keep.
“We’ll attempt to lengthen their contracts however I can not make that the topic in each press convention as a result of it’s a standard a part of each renewal while you renegotiate,” he stated. “The much less you speak about it, the higher it’s.”
Sanchez has been linked with a transfer to China, amid claims that he has been supplied £400,000 per week (nearly quadruple his present wage of £115,000) – however Wenger recommended that the lure of cash was outweighed by the gamers’ need to play in England.
“I imagine it, sure, why not. However why do you have to go to China while you’re enjoying in England at present?” he stated. “We reside in a world the place nice gamers like Alexis and Özil earn some huge cash and so they have the privilege of selecting the place they actually need to play.”
Each gamers are anticipated to begin in Saturday’s Premier League match in opposition to Stoke Metropolis, with Arsenal seeking to transfer to high spot for no less than 24 hours.