Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal during January transfer
Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger revealed that the Club could make a deal on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez by selling them in January.
Arsenal hoping there would be a successful discussion with the players on contract extension but if there has not been a breakthrough in contract talks before then, they have no choice than to let them go.
Sanchez and Ozil have both entered the final year of their contracts and Wenger told his news conference on Thursday morning it is “possible” they could be sold during the winter transfer window.
When asked whether he would contemplate a January sale, Wenger said: “Once you’re in our kind of situation, you envisage every solution, yes. It’s possible.”
Sources told ESPN FC reported last month that Manchester City would consider reviving their interest in Sanchez in January, while a source told ESPN this week that Arsenal have yet to reopen talks over a contract extension with Ozil, although the Germany international remains open to a stay.
Wenger confirmed that the club is nowhere close to a deal with Ozil but remained hopeful that both he and Sanchez will still sign extensions.
“I always said that the fact that we didn’t find an agreement last year doesn’t mean that the player will necessarily leave because both players look happy here,” he said. “Overall I hope that the situation can be turned around.”
Ozil is back in team training this week after a knee inflammation and is available for Saturday’s Premier League game at Watford, while Sanchez will not be back at the club until Friday after returning late from Chile’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil.