Contract impasses ‘are ideal’
ARSENE WENGER believes it is an “ideal situation” to have players such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil running the clock down on their contracts.
The pair are among a number of individuals whose current Arsenal deals expire at the end of the forthcoming season.
Wenger has long suggested they would not be sold this summer even if they fail to agree fresh terms.
He said: “Transfers become so high, even for normal players, that you will see more and more players going to the end of their contract because nobody will want to pay the amount of money that is demanded and I am convinced that in the next 10 years that will become usual.”
Asked if he thought it would be an issue, the Frenchman replied: “Not at all. I think it’s an ideal situation. Everybody has to perform. When you are a football player you perform until the last day of your contract.”