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Arsene Wenger Reveals The Plan To Keep Alexis & Ozil At Arsenal

Plenty has happened in the few days since Wenger signed a new deal, and it seems the boss himself wants to set out a clear plan for the summer.

Speaking in a very rare and exclusive interview with BeIn Sport, the 67-year-old confirmed several different things following a number of reports this week.

With reports suggesting an £87million bid for Kylian Mbappe and the likes of Lacazette, Lemar and Turan all linked it was a chance to grill the Gunners boss.

However, one of the main topics of conversation was the futures of star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil amid concerns they were set to depart this summer.

European heavyweights have been scouting Alexis and it’s believe both he and Ozil have been holding the North London club to ransom in search of a new deal.

But no word is better than the word of Arsene Wenger – and he wanted to reiterate his point that both players will definitely be here next season.

I don’t think it will have a big impact (missing out on Champions League) because they were part of not getting in there.

They love the club, they integrate well the values of the club and live the football we play. They are under contract for another season.

This summer, they will stay at the club and hopefully we can extend their contracts. We cannot weaken the club or team unless we can find someone of the same calibre and they absolutely want to believe.

If you sign a contract somewhere then you sign to give your best for the rest the contract.

So basically, it’s a case of sitting back and trying to negotiate with the duo until they come to some sort of terms that they can agree with.

There’s no chance either player will be joining a fellow side in the Premier League and Arsenal have the financial firepower to compete with the big-boys.

However, expect these negotiations to go on for a while, because if I was either player I’d want to see what sort of signings come in ahead of the new season.

Early signs have suggested Arsenal are changing their transfer policy to buy big and integrate the players throughout the summer, which could lead to a more positive start to the season.

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