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Arsene Wenger confirmed negotiations for contract extension with both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil is now at a stand-off.
The duo’s contracts are set to expire come season end and according to reports by Standard Sport on Tuesday, they are stalling in putting pen to paper.
All talks concerning the star pair have been put on hold until the summer transfer window with Wenger in haste to finalize all deals in order to be able to focus all his attention on the league campaign.
“At the moment we do not have an agreement,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “We have decided to focus on the end of the season and talk about it during the summer.
“It is the same situation with Ozil, because once you don’t get an agreement and it lasts it’s not good. It’s better you get it out and sit down during the summer.”
Sanchez and Ozil both have affinity for picking up injury, The Germany International would be absent when the Gunners take a trip to England on Wednesday after being sidelined in five past matches.
The Chilean, meanwhile, trained with his international team-mates on Tuesday amid fears of ankle ligament damage, with Wenger describing his condition as “terrible” following the weekend loss at West Brom.
The Chilean, on the other hand, was on the training ground with his fellow team-mates on Tuesday after healing from an ankle ligament damage. After the 3-1 loss to West Brom on Saturday, Wenger described his injury as “terrible”.
When asked for an update on Sanchez, Wenger said: “I don’t because he left for Chile.know
Wenger was evasive when asked for news concerning Sanchez, saying: “I don’t know because he left for Chile. The last news I have is that it was only the kick. I don’t know if his ligament was damaged or not – it was swollen so hard to assess after the game – but it looks positive.”