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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed Mesut Ozil will remain at the Emirates Stadium beyond the end of the summer.
Ozil and Alexis Sanchez contract expires after the end of the 2017/2018 season and are yet to sign a new contract extension with the North London club.
The duo have been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates with reports suggesting he has agreed a deal with Bayern Munich.
Xhaka is hopeful that the Arsene Wenger will be able to convince both players to sign a new deal but he is worried about the lack of Champions League action for next season could prove fatal in deciding their future.
.”I think so,” Xhaka told Sport Bild when asked if Ozil will stay, as quoted by ESPN. “I owe a lot to him, he helped me a lot in the beginning. The relationship to him is obviously, due to the language, a bit closer.”
“Of course, I hope that he won’t [leave],” Xhaka added on Sanchez. “His qualities on the field are incredible. He scored many goals and is also extremely important off the field. And he is an awesome guy. Alexis can play for any team in the world — just like Mesut Ozil. I had the privilege to play with many great players, but those two stick out.”
Sanchez scored 30 goals in all competitions last season including the finals of the FA Cup, which Arsene Wenger won for the third time in four years in what was a disappointing season in its entirety for Arsenal.