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Arsenal secretary David Miles has revealed contract talks with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez is going on smoothly.
There have been huge speculations about the duo’s future in recent weeks. It was reported that contract talks with the players had stalled due to their salary demands.
It was claimed the players want a new five year deal worth about £300,000 a week each but Arsenal are only prepared to offer them around £200,000 each.
But Arsenal secretary has now opened up on the duo’s contract extension and he revealed that negotiations are going as planned.
When asked about the club’s chances of extending Ozil and Sanchez’s contracts, Miles said:
“Of course, we know talks are ongoing with certain players and certain contracts,” as quoted by the Daily Star
“At the moment, things are looking pretty good in that way.”
This further strengthens Wenger’s claim that Arsenal are confident of keeping it’s star players beyond their current contracts. It also dismisses the reports claiming talks with the players have reached a deadlock.
The Chief’s comments will come as a sign of relief to many Gooners who were already scared of Arsenal losing the duo at the end of the season.
Both players have scored a combined 23 goals for Arsenal this season which propelled us to top of our Champions League group and has also placed us second on the Premier League table, proving how important they are to our squad.
Ozil joined us from Real Madrid in 2013 and Sanchez arrived from Barcelona a year later and both players have gone on to play key roles in our achievements since then. Hence, it is imperative we keep them no matter the cost.