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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has urged Arsenal to tie Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez down to new contracts if we want to achieve our aim of winning the Premier League title this season.
Both Alexis Sanchez and Ozil are into the penultimate year of their contracts and Arsenal have been in talks with them to extend their deals. But negotiations have stalled as both players have demanded a staggering wage package which Arsenal didn’t budget for.
And Fowler believes Arsenal must drop their financial policy to get the players to sign new contracts. The former Liverpool legend believes the duo are crucial to our chances of winning the league and he suggests we will stand a good chance of winning the title if they are happy.
“Their two biggest stars have less than 18 months left on their deals and both will want to smash the wage structure at the Emirates,” Fowler told the Mirror as quoted by The Express.
“With Arsenal’s current policies, both players will be leaving by the summer.
“Inevitably, over the past decade, that has meant stars will leave – and it has also created situations that have prevented Wenger’s teams from challenging for the title.
“If contract negotiations drag out with them, they will not win the title again this season either.
“So, the board must decide what they want to be – a team which wins honours, or one which has an admirable, but, ultimately, limiting wages policy.”
Arsenal’s financial policy have cost the club a lot in the past, we lost a lot of our top players to rival clubs who could meet their wage demands and also failed to sign most of our top targets because of the financial involvement.
With the excess cash in the Premier League now, Arsenal have to abandon it’s limited financial policy and do whatever is needed to keep our best players and sign our top targets or risk falling behind our free spending rivals.
Ozil and Sanchez contract renewals will be a big test of Arsenal’s ambition and i’m hoping the club will be successful in keeping them here.