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Arsenal boss confident leading duo will sign new contracts

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have grown concerned that star players could leave the squad this summer, so their relieved to hear the boss is confident they will stay.

The Evening Standard quotes Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as stating his confidence that both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will sign new contracts with the north London giants.

The pair, who are Arsenal’s most expensive recruits, have excelled during their time at the Emirates with Ozil on-course to set a Premier League record for assists in a single season.

However, with the Gunners conceding their advantage in the Premier League title push and exiting the FA Cup and Champions League in quick succession, speculation has mounted that either or both of the pair could be lured away.

Despite that threat, Wenger believes the duo won’t be going anywhere.

“I am confident. Yes, they have a two-year contract left and there’s been nothing done yet. They look happy, when I talk to them they are happy and they want to extend their contracts so I don’t think it is a problem.”

If Arsenal were to lose the pair it would be a major disappointment, so keeping their key-men should be the priority.

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