Arsenal’s contract rebels
Arsenal played out a 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Friday night and the Gunners started three players that will be out of contract at the end of the season.
As we head into 2018, these are nervous times for Arsenal with Arsene Wenger having left some key contracts run down.
Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool. Whilst Jack Wilshere also started and played the full 90 minutes.
All three of them can leave for free come the end of 2017/2018.
Which Arsenal player is most likely to leave on a free?
Of the three Arsenal contract rebels, Alexis Sanchez is by far the most likely to leave on a free transfer, or perhaps in January.
Jack Wilshere has openly said he will stay if offered a new deal by Arsenal.
Whilst, according to reliable sources in recent days, Mesut Ozil is inching closer to a new Arsenal contract.
And, the form of all three players suggests that Alexis is the most likely to leave. Whilst the Chilean is often sulking on the pitch and failing to play well, both Wilshere and Ozil are thriving.
Alexis Sanchez had agreed a new Arsenal contract!
To add to Arsenal fans’ current frustrations with Alexis Sanchez is a new report in The Times on Saturday, written by Matt Hughes.
“The Chile international agreed the terms of a new deal at the club 12 months ago. Sánchez is even understood to have shaken hands on the deal last December before changing his mind as Arsenal went out of the Champions League after a humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat by Bayern Munich in the round of 16.”
Sanchez famously showed his frustration when Arsenal lost the first leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League at the Allianz Arena.
Hughes adds in The Times: “Sánchez made it clear that he wanted to join Manchester City last summer and having failed to perform to his best since that transfer collapsed in August, will leave Arsenal for free next summer.”
None of the above makes good reading for Arsenal. Perhaps they should look to sell in January?