Pundit: This is why Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are considering leaving Arsenal
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have become frustrated with Arsenal's inability to beat the smaller teams, says Garth Crooks
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are taking their time putting pen to paper on a new Arsenal deals due to the Gunners’s inability to beat the smaller teams in the title race, according to Garth Crooks.
The north London side have reportedly offered their two big-name players new contracts thought to be worth in the region of £180,000-a-week as Arsenal look to secure the futures of Ozil and Sanchez.
However, the Chile striker and Germany midfielder haven’t signed new deals amid speculation that Ozil and Sanchez both want a weekly wage in the region of £250,000.
The former Barcelona forward proved powerless to prevent Arsenal from dropping two points at Bournemouth despite scoring in their 3-3 draw at the Vitality Stadium.
Writing in his BBC Sport column on Thursday morning, ex-Spurs forward Crooks attempted to shed light on the current thought process of Ozil and Sanchez.
“Arsenal should have knocked the Cherries out of the park and Sanchez knew it. This is the real reason why I believe Sanchez and team-mate Mesut Ozil are considering whether to re-sign for the Gunners or not,” Crooks said.
“Players like these know what it takes to win titles because they’ve done it before elsewhere and at the moment Arsenal simply don’t have what it takes.”
Arsenal dropped to fifth place in the Premier League table after their 3-3 draw at Bournemouth.