April 22, 2018

Arsene Wenger: Gunners could sell Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in January

13 October 2017, 12:23 | Ken Black

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Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans are resigned to losing both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil with their contracts up at the end of the season.

As Burt noted, though, much will depend on Arsenal's situation come January and their ability to replace Sanchez, as cashing in on him will hardly be worth it if they miss out on a UEFA Champions League place as a result.

And when asked about the possibility of both Ozil and Sanchez being sold when the transfer window opens, he replied: "Once you are in our kind of situation you have envisaged every solution, yes". "I always said the fact that we didn't find an agreement a year ago doesn't mean the player will necessarily leave".

For the past few years the Gunners have forced to accept Sanchez being overworked throughout the summer on worldwide duty, reporting back for club duty without a long break.

Wenger's side face Watford and the Frenchman is keen to speak to his star man on his return to ascertain whether he'll be fit enough to feature at Vicarage Road.

"It is possible", he said when asked at his weekly press conference whether either or both could leave the club in January. "At the present time there is no deal close for me to announce". The 25-year-old has made just three appearances this season after recovery from a broken leg and is concerned about future opportunities, but Wenger feels his World Cup ambitions can be fulfilled at The Emirates Stadium.

"It was very physical and mentally I will have to assess the situation".

"Sanchez is a lion who wants to play football and I do not expect him to sulk".

He could not guide his country to World Cup qualification, and Wenger admits he does not know the effect it will have on the player.

"I will be happy for him wherever he goes".

"When you don't have the World Cup, you focus on your club".

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