Their contracts run out in less than a year, they have consistently been avoiding agreeing on fresh terms with Arsenal, other clubs are – obviously – linked with a move for them, but none of that makes Arsene Wenger sweat too much.
It is an ideal situation – everyone has to perform. In the future you will see that more and more, players going to the end of their contract. Why? Because transfers become so high, even for normal players, they will go to the end of the contract because no one will want to pay the amount of money that is demanded. I am convinced that in the next 10 years that will become usual
the Arsenal manager told reporters after his team’s 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Emirates Cup, talking about Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, but also other Gunners whose contract runs out next June.
When you are a football player you perform until the last day of your contract. What does it change if you have two years or one year to go? If you go out on the football pitch you want to play and you want to do well. Do you really think that you sit in the dressing room before the game and think, ‘Oh I only have one year to go, I will not play well today’? Where does that come from?
Wenger wondered, expecting every single player of his who is on the last year of his contract to look at his best the coming season.