Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to get contract extensions only if they meet expectations, says Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has finally divulged and laid rest to the uneasiness of delay in contract extension of star players at Arsenal. Rest assured, as the contract extensions will be apparently signed, however, the manager has revealed that it will only become reality if Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil rise beyond their financial needs. With his own contract expiring at the end of this season, Wenger seems to have clarity of expectations from his star players which would decide whether they would get a bonus agreement or not.
Seeming stubborn yet aware of his approach towards contract extensions, Wenger explained, “We have a scale of wages but it has become a bit more individual. It has always been difficult to keep the good players. They are wanted by other clubs and it’s normal they try to get the maximum out of their negotiations because they have 10 years to play at the top level if all goes well. My whole life I fight to get the players paid as much as I can.
“Basically when they sign a contract for four years, they sign for two because of the simple fact that just to keep the value of the player you have to extend the contract.”
It is believed that besides Sanchez and Ozil, Hector Bellerin's market value has also risen and a contract extension would also be offered to him.
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