The Arsenal manager has confessed that there has been no progress over a new contract for both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez; however he states that there is no need for the Arsenal fans to be concerned. The pair have been instrumental in securing Arsenal’s stature as a big club again, with Ozil signing first from Real Madrid and Sanchez signing the Summer after from Barcelona.
Both the German and Chilean have two years left on their current contracts, however talks are of set to have started months ago and the pair is still no closer to penning new deals at the North London club.
The cause for concern is not Wenger’s top priority at the moment, as the club are still trying to bring a few players in before the window shuts.
When asked at the press conference about the contract situation of the duo he said:
“We keep that internally, we make progress always, but it’s not always a quick progress,” he said.
“They still have two years contract. There’s no urgency, or no reason for Arsenal fans to be concerned.
“At the moment we have priorities that are a bit different. Most of the time contract extensions are done outside the transfer window as it gives you more time concentrate on that.”
The Gunners are set to sign the German centre back Shkodran Mustafi sometime this week and are also reported to be looking at Riyad Mahrez.