Arsenal’s Wenger not worried by Sanchez, Ozil speculation

first_imgArsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not worried about speculation surrounding his star duo of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and does not expect their contract situation to affect performance. Both players have just over a year remaining on their current deals with the North London club, and some sections of the media have reported that the two are pushing the club to match the figures earned by the Premier League’s other top names. Sanchez is reportedly expected to be offered a mega-deal from the cash-rich Chinese Super League, with claims that former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is now in charge of Hebei China Fortune, is ready to make a move for his fellow Chilean, with wages as high as £500,000 a week. “There is no concern, not at all. There is no concern. I answer you straight away,” said Wenger when asked if he was worried that he might lose his two stars. “You waste your time because these players have 18 months (left on their) contract, and I don’t see why there is any urgency in every press conference to have that question. Maybe you lack a bit of creativity in the newspapers and you always come up with the same subject. I don’t see why that should turn up in every press conference,” Wenger added. “If people want to go to China, they go to China. You can understand that I have completely different worries than China today ahead of the Manchester City game.” Arsenal have the financial ability to pay Sanchez and Ozil what they are asking for, even if it means breaking the club’s wage structure after years of being unable to compete with Europe’s richest teams. Ahead of the team’s clash this weekend, Arsenal have actually lost quite a few of their better players to Manchester City, who have not had any issue with paying out big wages while Arsenal focused on balancing their books after their move to the Emirates. Players such as Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Bacary Sagna have all moved to City from Arsenal. “It has reduced, but it is still there,” Wenger said when asked if the financial gap between the two clubs had lessened. “We are not (as vulnerable) because today, I feel we can give financial satisfaction and support ambitions and values that can make the players happy at this club. Before, perhaps the financial gap was too big a difference to keep our players. We could not compete. we had to sell players,” Wenger reasoned.last_img read more

Barcelona ‘ready to sell’ £100m-rated star to Liverpool, but Klopp is not keen

first_img 2 Liverpool (and Jurgen Klopp in particular) are reportedly not happy with spending so much money on a new forward at this time.Klopp is also understood to be happy with his front line at Liverpool, dominated by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.The Premier League side had previously been linked with a move for the exciting forward, with Arsenal also reportedly interested.Dembele called in sick and missed training before the international break. But when the club doctor went to his house, he found nothing wrong with his health and saw several young people asleep at the property at around midday. revealed The France intentional is failing to impress in Catalonia after arriving at the Camp Nou in a £97million deal in the summer of 2017.He was brought in to replace Neymar who left in a world record deal to Paris Saint-Germain. However, Dembele has failed to get anywhere near the heights of the Champions League winner in his short spell.And now, according to the Daily Mirror, they are ‘confident’ of selling the 21-year-old to the Premier League side.However, the Spanish side are aware the Reds have spent big on transfers in recent years, smashing the world record fees for a defender and a goalkeeper to bring in Virigil van Dijk for £75million and then Alisson Becker for £62million. Most Popular Football Stories BEST OF LATEST Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is not keen on such a big transfer gameday cracker latest Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img Dembele has fallen out of favour at Barcelona Ousmane Dembele is ready to leave Barcelona in a £100million deal, which could take place as soon as January.However, it would appear he will not be going to Liverpool as boss Jurgen Klopp is not keen on meeting the steep price tag. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 SORRY last_img read more