Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his team’s star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil desires to remain with the London club.
As Arsenal struggled for positive results in recent months, speculation arose regarding the future of the pair at the club. Both has also put talks over fresh terms on a new deal on hold until summer.
Wenger, 67, claimed that the current situation at the club was “not an immediate concern” and that there was no need to sell key players — unlike in past seasons when the club did so based on their financial position.
“I personally believe both of them want to stay and I hope the club will find an agreement with them,” said Wenger.
There was further ground to back up Wenger’s claims; in an interview in Chile, Sanchez said on his future: “I’m happy in London and I want to finish my contract. That’s what I want. I like to stay in one place, one city, where the team fights for titles.”
Wenger took Sanchez’s words in “a very positive way.”
“Alexis said he wants to win the championship, that’s what everybody wants,” he said.
However, Wenger, who promised clarity on his future with the club “soon” less than two weeks ago, said yesterday: “It’s a subject that at the moment it is not sorted completely out.”
“I’m very clear in my mind. Do I stay two months or two years? My commitment will be exactly the same all the time. It does not influence my attitude.”