Contract deadlock won't affect Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez: Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger insists he has no concerns that the constant speculation over the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will have an impact on their form for Arsenal
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil (left) and Alexis Sanchez. Pic/getty images
London: Arsene Wenger insists he has no concerns that the constant speculation over the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will have an impact on their form for Arsenal.
Both players have just 18 months left to run on their current contracts and reports in recent weeks have suggested the pair want parity with the Premier League's top earners if they are to sign extensions at the Emirates Stadium. There has been increased speculation over Sanchez, with claims that a huge offer from the Chinese Super League for his services is imminent.
But Wenger, who was once again prickly when pushed further on contract news for the key duo, remained unmoved when asked if the situation could affect Sanchez and Ozil on the pitch as Arsenal travel to face Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Asked if he had concerns that lengthy contract talks could have an impact on the players, the Frenchman replied: "There is no concern, not at all. You waste your time because these players have 18 months on their contract and I don't see why there is urgency in every press conference to have that question.
"If people want to go to China, they go to China. You can understand that I have completely different worries than China ahead of the Manchester City game."
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