Arsene Wenger: Gunners could sell Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in January

Lynette Rowe
October 13, 2017

"I have always said that the fact we didn't find an agreement previous year doesn't mean the player will necessarily leave".

Wenger said that there was no deadline on reaching agreement but, when asked if he could "cut" his losses in January, he said: "Once you are in our situation, you envisage every solution".

"I have concerns. I will decide tomorrow what I will do", said the Frenchman on Thursday. "At the present time there is no deal close for me to announce".

Arsenal fans already upset at Sanchez failing to commit himself to the club are now even more frustrated following Chile's World Cup exit.

The Arsenal attacker suffered World Cup heartbreak as a defeat to Brazil, combined with a Lionel Messi-inspired win for Argentina and a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Peru, saw Chile fail to qualify for Russian Federation 2018. "He has done very well". The England defender spent last term on loan at Middlersbrough and has only made one appearance this season, against Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup, but Wenger is looking forward to his progress. Arsenal are now six points off the Premier League leaders after signing just two players this summer - striker Alexandre Lacazette and left-back Sead Kolasinac.

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'I will have to speak to him, ' he said ahead of the match.

"If he keeps going like he is gong on he will go the World Cup". I will always appreciate him. I don't see Jack being fully fit and not going to the World Cup.

Wenger then suggested a tweak to the Christmas programme. Personally, I would prefer to be at home on Christmas Eve and celebrate but that could still happen if we play early on the day.

"We move to a society where religion isn't considered anymore in any decision and people want to watch football in the Christmas period".

He said: "At the moment he is at Ajax and we have been in touch but he has no Director of Football role here at the moment".

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