Wenger asked about Man Utd interest, as he ends Mesut Ozil uncertainty

Share

Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil during the January transfer window, manager Arsene Wenger has said.

Ozil's contract expires at the end of the current campaign, and he has subsequently been linked with a number of clubs, including Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's United.

But when asked in a news conference on Friday if Sanchez and Ozil would see out the season at Arsenal, Wenger said: "I can tell you a global answer - yes".

And Wenger admits that he will sit down for talks with Wilshere at the end of December over his future after assessing his performances over the course of the month.

"We'll see today in training, but we have no basic problem". "The rest is open".

More news: Omarosa tripped White House alarms after being fired
More news: Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire
More news: Chelsea Eyeing Up Long Term Arsenal Target Ahead of Potential January Move

That's according to ESPN pundit Don Hutchinson, who said that they are thought to be so friendly, moving to the same club - or even the same city is not out of the question. The Chile worldwide, 28, was the subject of interest from Manchester City in the previous close-season transfer window, but a move fell through at the last moment. "It's true at the moment, it doesn't come off as much as it did before but you go through periods where it is like that and I must say he fights and always tries to make a difference".

Arsenal face Newcastle United on Saturday, having slipped to seventh in the Premier League table, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Theo Walcott will also miss Saturday's visit of Newcastle with a groin injury.

"He would have been in the squad at West Ham and he will not be available for tomorrow [against Newcastle] I think as well".

Wenger, who revealed Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be out of action for three weeks with a hamstring injury and England worldwide Theo Walcott has a groin problem, admitted his side needed to turn their dominance of recent games into goals.

Share