Wenger: “Sanchez and Ozil deals can wait.”

Arsene Wenger revealed that Arsenal are “not in a hurry” to tie down Alexis Sanchez and Mezut Ozil to new deals.

Wenger says there is no urgency to secure the futures of the two most expensive players in Arsenal’s history. This follows reports in national newspapers that Sanchez will be offered a bumper five-year contract to fend off interest from Manchester United.

Similar stories about Ozil were published earlier this week in national media.

“We have not started to talk about that with Mesut Ozil,” he said, speaking at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Brom. “[Sanchez] is the same situation – at the end of the year they have two-and-a-half years’ contract.

“We have some time. We are not in a hurry. We want of course for them to stay in the club, and we’ll start negotiations at some stage, but at the moment we have not started.”

Ozil became the first Premier League player to register an assist in six straight games earlier this month, while Sanchez has added seven goals this season to the 25 he scored in his first year at the club.

By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.