Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that speculation surrounding the future of star Gunners duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will have no impact on their form.
The pair are in the midst of a saga regarding new deals at the club, and have demanded parity with the rest of the Premier League’s top earners if they are to stay at The Emirates.
Speaking ahead of his side’s top of the table clash with Pep Guardiola’s Man City this weekend, the French manager fired back against suggestions that there would be concerns over the talk affecting his players;
“There is no concern, not at all. There is no concern, I answer you straight away,” said Wenger.
“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.
“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.”
Rumours continue to circle that Chile international Alexis Sanchez is being offered ludicrous deals from Chinese Super League sides, as they look to continue to grow the profile of the league.
However, Arsenal fans have something to be cheery about as the club are reportedly confident that German playmaker Ozil will sign a new deal.