No rush on new deals for Sanchez and Ozil - Wenger


Arsene Wenger is willing to wait until the end of the season to hold contract talks with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil so as not to derail Arsenal's title challenge.

Sanchez and Ozil are arguably the Gunners' key players, but Wenger believes full concentration should currently be given to their league situation.

Asked about new deals for the pair, he said at Wednesday's media conference: "We'll deal with that later in the season. At the moment we focus more on the present."

Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in September 2013 and is currently enjoying a rich vein of form, leading the Premier League assist charts with 15 in 16 appearances, eight clear of Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu. He has also netted four times in all competitions.

His current deal expires in June 2018 and the Germany international told Kicker earlier this week that he was very happy in London.

"There is no rush to sign a new contract," Ozil said.

"My current deal runs until 2018. That is still two-and-a-half years. There are no talks at the moment.

"I can only say that I am very happy in London. My decision to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal was the right one.

"There has not been a single day, apart from whenever I was injured, that I did not feel great here."