Will Arsenal Be Able To Keep Hold Of Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil?

With the January transfer market about to open Gunners fans will be hoping that their team can secure the long-term signatures of their two star men Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Both players’ contracts are due to expire during the 2018 summer and the club has started contract talks to try to tempt them to extend their time at the Emirates.

If Arsenal is going to win another EPL title they will need to keep Sanchez and Ozil. They have been by a large margin the best players at the club for the last couple of seasons and when they have been out injured the Gunners have struggled.

It is believed that Sanchez wants the club to pay him around £250,000 per week which would make him by a large margin their highest paid star. That tag is now held by Ozil who is on £140,000 per week but will increase dramatically if he extends his contract at the Emirates. It has been reported that the star German player wants an annual wage increase of up close to twenty million pounds to sign an extension.

Alexis Sanchez has expressed in the media his wish to extend his time playing for the Gunners, so long as the club meet his demands. The 27-year-old is at the peak of his career and is expecting to be the club’s highest-paid star due to the impact he has had playing for them. He is their leading goal scorer this season and sitting second in the EPL scoring charts this campaign. Sanchez is one of the favourites with the top bookmakers at to win EPL player of the year award.

Inseparable. Unstoppable. Ozil and Alexis.

Without his goals and assists, the Gunners would be in trouble and he is almost impossible to replace. He is a fan’s favourite and if he sold they will be a huge revolt against the club’s board for not satisfying the players’ demands to keep him at the Emirates.

Arsenal manager Wenger has confirmed with the media that the club has begun negotiations with both Ozil and Sanchez. They are pivotal to the club’s success on the pitch and the likelihood is that if one goes so will the other. It is probably one of the most important contracts in recent Gunners history as it will be almost impossible to replace them as the team is built around them to pull the strings.

All of the top clubs will be looking on closely to see how the negotiations are getting along in the hope they can snatch one or even both of Arsenal`s star players. There will not be a shortage of offers willing to meet both footballers’ demands along with paying a hefty fee to get them. If the Gunners want to attract new top class stars and be a force going forward they will have to pull out all the stops and break their wage structure to keep them. They have a big chance this season of winning the league so they will want to try to finish contract negotiations as soon as possible which betting sites give the best odds for arsenal to win the league. If not their two star men may not be fully focused and cost Arsenal the chance of winning their first EPL title since 2004.

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2 Responses to Will Arsenal Be Able To Keep Hold Of Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil?

  1. tuncasjo December 18, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    Well, I don’t mind if my comment is not published due to criticism. I’m personally disappointed in Arsene Wenger. The last two premiership games of Arsenal show that Arsene lacks technical coaching ability .in game against Everton, when you see that a prayer is not playing well yet you leave such a player especially Ozil played woefully for 90minutes and likewise against Manu City today. When Wenger sees Arsenal was not in possession of ball, he should have remove the flop prayers like Ozil and others yet he removed iwobi and introduced Chamberlain and late removed Chamberlain and introduced Eleny. Thesame thing happened in Manu United game. Wenger is completely confused and he should be allow to go. The old style of Wenger in football is obsolete and is no longer valid in latest football. Wenger should be allow to go and coach country club such France , English and even Nigeria. Truth is bitter if Arsene Wenger remains in Arsenal for another 10 years, he can win major trophy .He has been in Champion league for 20 years and he played final once. The most painful aspect of it is that Mourinho called you(Wenger) a specialist in Failure and now what can we Arsenal fans especially in Nigeria call Mr Wenger now although we believe Arsenal fans are benefiting from Mr Wenger croaching inability. Thanks friends. God bless you both home and away

  2. Tim Hargreaves December 20, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    It’s my opinion that both will be allowed to leave. The agreed (between all PL clubs) wage increase of 7 million Pounds per season will prevent Arsenal from retaining both Sanchez and Ozil unless other players are moved on to cover the difference. The alternative would be selling both (it is quite likely that one would not stay without the other). Unfortunately, Arsenal need to have a major squad rebuild (with a new manager in place) and the sale of players like Ozil and Sanchez as well as those on soon-to-be-expired contracts like Ramsey and Oxlade-Chamberlain is how that rebuild will be financed. As I said in my blog from yesterday, a coaching change (not just Wenger leaving) is needed – Steve Bould seems unable to do anything for whatever reason, Primorac is similar age to Wenger and Peyton is completely useless.

    In terms of players coming in, I think the new coach will look to do more bargain hunting, as Arsenal simply do not have the financial muscle of PSG, Man City, Bayern, Man United, Chelsea, Real Madrid or Barcelona. It’ll likely be younger players to keep wage costs down. Also, I think it would be a good thing if the Club gave zero relevance to the Champions League and send out only the younger players for match experience – the refereeing very often goes against Arsenal and the 2nd round draw dooms us regardless of whether we win or get 2nd place. A 3rd place would give Arsenal a chance to impress in the Europa League.

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