Arsenal find themselves in fifth position in the Premier League table, as the international window draws to a close and we refocus our attention on club action. The Gunners haven’t set the world alight so far this season, but are still in touch with the top teams in England.
However, all that could change if they don’t manage to hold onto their best players in January. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will see their contracts expire this summer, and there is pressure piling on the club as the prospect of their two highest-profile players leaving is becoming very real.
It is difficult to fathom the impact such a blow could have on the Gunners, as they would need to spend big to replace them, and even this would be a difficult task to find adequate replacements.
Should a club come in for either in January, it could be difficult to turn them down.
When asked, Arsene Wenger admitted that it remains a possibility that one or both could leave the Emirates in January.
“Once you are in our kind of situation, we have envisaged every solution yes.
“It’s possible.” Quotes via Sky Sports.
However, the Frenchman was quick to point out that just because the pair currently don’t have deals beyond next summer, they may not necessarily be hitting the road.
“I have always said that the fact we didn’t find an agreement last year doesn’t mean the player will necessarily leave.
“Both players looked happy here and overall I hope the situation can be turned around.
“At the moment we are not close enough to announce anything.”
Nonetheless, this will certainly peak the interest of clubs around Europe.