With the contract extension of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil under massive scepticism, the pair has subjugated the news concerning Arsenal for quite some time.
Palpably, the duo’s contracts meet their deadlines by the end of this year’s campaign, and moreover, they have been tempted to snub further contract extension talks. Accordingly, Arsene Wenger, in view of the fear of losing the offensive players for free over the summer, had made up his mind to sell the proficient assets in the January transfer window.
The Chile international was heavily linked with Man City, and the German World Cup winner with the Red Devils. However, the French tactician was skeptical of allowing his men to operate for a rival team. Natheless, reports claim that even though the future of Sanchez might not be at the Emirates, Wenger persists in being optimistic about Ozil’s contract extension for the Gunners.
The 68-year-old, when inquired whether he is positive about Ozil’s future at Arsenal, proclaimed: “Yes, of course (I am hopeful). The contract talks have slowed down a little bit since August 31, because we need a little breather and to focus on the competition. But we will slowly get back into that.”
However, according to the Sun the German is purportedly likely to sign a new and improved contract under one astonishing condition, which concerns his fellow team-mate Jack Wilshere. The 29-year-old is apparently craving for the No.10 shirt, which at the moment, is in possession of Wilshere.
The decorated playmaker shares a history with the No.10 shirt, owing to the fact that he wore it during his spell with Real Madrid, and further acquired the very same number for Germany following Lukas Podolski’s retirement.
The Arsenal fan-favorite even has his Instagram username as m10_official. With his mysterious attraction towards the No.10 shirt, it’s highly probable that he would give in for a contract extension provided he gets his wish granted.
Written by Hritwik NE
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