Winning UEL may not save Ozil and Sanchez

The former Gunners striker Alan Smith doubts that a challenge for a continental crown will convince two players running down their deals to pen fresh terms.

Winning the Europa League is unlikely to convince contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to stay at Arsenal, according to Alan Smith.

The Gunners dropped out of the Champions League places last season and no longer have that bargaining chip in discussions with the two players running down their current deals.

Arsene Wenger’s side have, however, progressed to the round of 32 in their current continental quest. Ozil and Sanchez has yet not put the pen on the paper, in contract’s terms and Wenger is keen to have it done before the transfer window opens.


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