The Arsenal fans having an early week drink or two in the Transfer Tavern tonight almost fell of their bar stools following reports from the Times, via the Daily Express, two of the club’s key stars have seen contract talks stall.
Following another disappointing season on the silverware front in North London, both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are reportedly looking for assurances the club will improve their squad.
Manager Arsene Wenger opted against bringing a single outfield player in last summer, only signing Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Though they topped the table for parts of the season, the Gunners crumbled away as shock contenders Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City pulled away in the title race.
It’s a familiar tale, with Arsenal perennially struggling to maintain a serious push for major honours for much of the last decade.
Now, the two most expensive signings in the club’s history are said to be wanting assurances from the club that they will look to improve this summer.
World Cup winner Ozil has previously urged his employers to up their game in terms of transfer dealings.
Both have two years left to run on their current deals, though talks are now understood to have been shelved until the summer as the club desperately try to salvage at least something from this season.
Can you blame Sanchez and Ozil? Should they angle for a move if Arsenal don’t improve?