Arsenal has signed their long-term transfer target Alexandre Lacazette but the speculations of Alexis Sanchez leaving this summer are on high alert and still no words has been came out of the mouth of Sanchez. But, recent comments from Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker are not what Arsenal fans want to hear.
Arsenal is currently in Australia for their Pre-season tour and will play their first match of Pre-season against Sydney FC on Thursday. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both entering the final years of their respective contracts with the Gunners and have so far refused to sign extensions.
For now, it is confirmed that Mesut Ozil is going to be at Emirates this season for sure but his comments about Sanchez’s transfer saga are not very healthy in terms of his own decision of staying or leaving because Mesut Ozil has said that, “It would hit the team quite hard if he left because he’s a player who always delivers, It would be a setback to winning the title, but in the end it’s the player’s decision.”
“I hope Alexis stays but I don’t know what the status is, to be honest. I value him a lot as a player and he’s very well suited to the game Arsenal play.”
“From a personal view I’d really appreciate if he stays, but it’s the player’s decision after all and there’s not much more I can comment on that.”
After listening, Ozil’s comments on Sanchez’s saga the probability of Ozil leaving Arsenal next summer will be very high because he knows that losing Sanchez will decrease Arsenal’s chances of being a top dog in the league even more.
Also, Mertesacker has shown his sense of instability about the subject of Sanchez and Ozil as he also knows that if Sanchez will depart this season then chances are high that Ozil will also depart next season. Thus, the German defender has said that, “We do not want to lose any players so even in their final contract year, we need them. We cannot afford to lose them.
About Sanchez he said that, “He is a warrior on the pitch and I think he wants to come back as quickly as possible.” When asked if he expected Sanchez to be at Arsenal next season, Mertesacker replied: “Yeah, definitely.”
But, still we know that it’s not in the hands of Mertesacker, Ozil or any other Arsenal player as it is in the hands of Sanchez that whether he thinks that this team now has the calibre to compete with the best teams around or not.
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