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Contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are committed to Arsenal and are going nowhere, that’s according to Gunners defender Nacho Monreal.
The Emirates stars are both out of contract next summer and have been strongly linked to move on, but the Spanish left-back says the star duo are staying put for the time being.
“The feeling is that they will continue,” Monreal defender told IBTimes UK. “At no time have we talked about the possibility of them leaving. Not at all. They are committed to the group and we will see what happens.
“I can’t say much about it, it doesnt depend on me. The situation is clear. They are two vital players for Arsenal, and if the club want them to stay beyond January then they will stay.”
Alexis was close to joining Manchester City at one point last summer, but ended up staying as Arsenal couldn’t tie up a replacement. Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in the Chilean.
He seems the more likely to leave, with rumours that Mesut Ozil has told the club that he would like to stay. Nevertheless, he has been strongly linked with Manchester United in recent months.
The Gunners are already looking at replacements should the pair leave the club. Last week they were said to be preparing a bid for Lyon star Nabil Fekir, who would arrive next summer.
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