Con­tract im­passes ‘are ideal’

Evening Times - - SPORT -

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.”

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