Arsenal boss Wenger gives contract updates on Ozil, Sanchez and Wilshere

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger held his weekly press conference at London Colney. Picture Martin Rick

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger held his weekly press conference at London Colney. Picture Martin Rickett/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Arsene Wenger has been discussing the contract situation regarding Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere. Read on to find out what he had to say.

West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere battle for the ball (pic Martin Ric

West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere battle for the ball (pic Martin Rickett/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Any progress?

The progress is, in our jobs sometimes one day you think you’ve made progress and the next day you move back again, so as long as something is not signed you don’t like to talk too much about it.

Wenger is more confident of keeping Mesut Ozil but there is still a lot of hard work to be done. Pic

Wenger is more confident of keeping Mesut Ozil but there is still a lot of hard work to be done. Picture John Walton/PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

What is the plan if Sanchez, Ozil and Wilshere leave in the summer?

Well, how we will cope with that – first of all we have not lost them yet and secondly we will respond to that by bringing in players of top quality.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been talking about Aleixs Sanchez. Pic Joe Giddens/PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been talking about Aleixs Sanchez. Pic Joe Giddens/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images


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Have any offers for Ozil or Sanchez been received?

We have not been contacted by anybody, no.

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Are you confident of keeping them?

We try, but you know I answered that question many times. I think at the moment it is not to talk too much but to focus on tomorrow’s game.

On Wilshere wishing to sign a new contract…

I just answered that question, I want him to stay. I say I answered that question because as long as things are not signed you can say you are positive, negative or super positive, but when things are not signed you shut up and announce things when they are concrete, it’s simple as that.

Is it better to sell Sanchez rather than let him leave on a free?

Honestly, my focus is on tomorrow’s game. After that, this club has lost many, many big players and has always responded well. Massive players have left this club and the club will always be in a strong position. You want to keep your best players, yes.

Are you scared of losing Ozil, Sanchez and Wilshere?

No. Because I want them to stay. Why should I be scared?

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