Arsenal yet to offer new contracts to big stars Ozil and Sanchez says Arsene Wenger

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The manager says they will not rush to get Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez tied to new contracts.

Arsenal are yet to offer new deals to key duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, Arsene Wenger has told the club’s official website.

The two attacking midfielders have been key to the Gunners’ success this season, playing vital roles in their rise to the top of the Premier League table.

Ozil in particular has started to show his best form since joining from Real Madrid two seasons ago, as he tops the assist charts once again.

Both players have over two years left on their contracts at the Emirates, but reports in The Mirror have recently suggested that both are to be offered new terms soon.

Wenger though, says that isn’t the case, and he and the club will be patient in getting their star men on to new extended deals.

“At the end of the year they have two-and-a-half years left on their contract so we still have some time,” he told

“We are not in a hurry. Of course we want them to stay here at the club and we will start the negotiations at some stage. At the moment we have not started them.”

While neither player’s contract situation is one for concern at the moment, the club will surely be keen to change the situation before too long.

The Gunners have been stung in the past over contracts with their big stars, with the likes of Robin Van Persie, Samir Nasri and Bacary Sagna all having failed to agree new terms over recent seasons and thus moved on.

Losing the likes of Sanchez and Ozil to a similar situation will be something they are keen to avoid.

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