Arsenal face fight to keep first-team stars – Reports

Date published: Tuesday 19th April 2016 11:09

Arsene Wenger: On England's list

Arsene Wenger: On England's list

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces a fight to keep hold of first-team stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez this summer, according to reports. 

With Arsenal’s title fight fading and Champions League qualification still yet to be confirmed, the duo are yet to commit their future to the club, according to The Evening Standard. 

Incoming Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly made Sanchez his number one target, and fellow Chilean and Bayern midfielder Arturo Vidal is keen on linking up with his international teammate.

Vidal said: “We have played together since playing for the Under-20s, so it would be nice to play with him again.”

Since joining Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014 in a £35million deal, Sanchez has been an instant hit, scoring 39 goals in 88 appearances for the Gunners.

Despite the speculation over their future, Wenger is confident both Ozil and Sanchez are willing to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger said: “That will be done in the break, in the summer. There is nothing [at the moment].

“I am confident they are happy and would want to stay. They have two years left on their contracts.

“They look happy. When I talk to them they are happy and they want to extend their contracts so I don’t think it is a problem.”

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