Wenger issues update on Ozil, Sanchez contracts

Date published: Saturday 2nd April 2016 10:53

Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are “happy” at Arsenal, and will renew their contracts with the club.

Ozil has been Arsenal’s best player of the season, assisting 427 goals in the club’s failed attempts in the Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup.

The Gunners sit third in the Premier League table behind Leicester and Tottenham, and still harbour slight hopes of winning their first title since 2004.

It had been reported that Ozil, who joined for a club-record fee of £42million from Real Marid in summer 2013, would leave Arsenal if Wenger remained manager, but the German subsequently rubbished such claims.

Sanchez has endured a difficult second campaign at the club after joining in summer 2014 from Barcelona, with the Chilean struggling with injuries and form.

But the forward remains an integral part of the club, and Wenger is keen for both to stay.

The pair have been seen as flagship signings in recent years as the Arsenal purse-strings were loosened following years of bean-counting after the move to the new stadium and their current deals expire in 2018.

And Wenger insists both are set to extend their stays in north London: “That will be done in the break, in the summer. Nothing (at the moment).

Asked if he was confident they are happy and would want to stay, he said: “Yes, they have a two-year contracts.

“They look it (happy), when I talk to them they are happy and they want to extend their contracts so I don’t think it is a problem.”

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