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The Gunners are demanding that potential suitors pay £30m(€34) for the services of contract rebels Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
The Gunners have seen this coming for a long time. The refusal of their two biggest players to sign a new contract in the summer has led to the low fee being demanded by the Emirates outfit.
Several clubs have been linked to the signatures of the creative players. Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, and PSG have all been linked with one or both players in recent time. Now, they might have to wrestle one another for the signature of the top players. The small fee means the players might have a tough time deciding which club to play for.
Many reports have suggested that Ozil might turn out for Manchester United. Other publications have rebuffed this claim by asserting that Ozil wishes to stay at Arsenal if given Wilshere’s No. 10 jersey. The German is eligible to turn out for the Old Trafford side in the Champions League as he is not cup-tied because Arsenal play in the Europa League.
Now that Sanchez will be available for a minuscule amount by January, Manchester City can finally award Guardiola his player. They won’t have any fears regarding Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.