Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that the star duo of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will sign new deals and extend their stay with the Gunners.

While Ozil signed a five year deal when he joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, Sanchez inked a four year deal when he joined the Gunners from Barcelona. Wenger claims that both the players will sign new contracts in the summer, and said that both the players are happy at Arsenal. He said: “That will be done in the break, in the summer. There is nothing [at the moment].

“I am confident they are happy and would want to stay. They have two years left on their contracts. They look 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.”

The Gunners’ title chances

Both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have been imperative in Arsenal’s season thus far, which sees them at the third spot with 58 points out of 31 matches. While Sanchez might be in Wenger’s good books, Ozil lately has drawn fire from the Arsenal gaffer over comments made during the international break, claiming that the Gunners mucked up their Premier League title chances themselves.

Speaking to German sports website Spox.com, Ozil had said: “We have to be honest and admit that we mucked it up ourselves.”

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Wenger was not happy with the comment made and said that he will speak to the German international privately about his attitude.

“We will talk about that yes, of course”, the Arsenal boss was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. 

Although Arsenal registered an impressive 4-0 win over Watford yesterday, courtesy of a star performance by Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners are still eight points adrift of table toppers Leicester City. And as the title race is panning out, it seems likely that Arsenal will lose out on the Premier League trophy for yet another season.

It will be interesting to see the reactions of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, if the Gunners fail to win any silverware this season. Will the duo then look for greener pastures, or as Arsene Wenger claims stick with the club? Only time will tell.

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