Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says that the club’s management of the Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil contract sagas has been “disgusting”.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Wright attacked his former club for the inability to keep two star players happy.
He believes that Sanchez now looks entirely disinterested at the club, and should therefore be sold in January.
“It is terrible business for Arsenal, for a club that is accused of being a business to allow two players like that to run their contracts down,” Wright says.
“Sanchez on top form is easily a £100m player. Ozil on top form is worth £70m to £80m. Arsenal are letting that go.
“It is disgusting business on the management side for Arsenal.
“How are you going to sell players like that in January for £25m? It is like people are laughing at you. Manchester City could find £25m in the car seat or something. And you’re going to get Sanchez for that kind of money?
“For it to get to this point where they can be offered that kind of money…and why would you offer £60m when they are free in a few months?”
Wright also didn’t hold back on Sanchez, who he has accused of coasting through the last season of his contract:
“With the way that Sanchez is playing and having seen him be substituted in recent times, something that never used to happen, I would probably take the hit on him now because it looks like the towel has gone in and his heart isn’t in it now.”
"Disgusting business…" 👀
Ian Wright not happy with how Arsenal have handled the contract situations of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) December 19, 2017