The latest official update on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez contract talks
Arsenal have put Alexis Sanches and Mesut Ozil's contract talks on hold until the summer
Arsenal have put Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez’s contract talks off until the end of the season, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
The pair’s futures have been sources of relentless speculation this season due to the fact that both of their contacts are set to expire in the summer of 2018.
Arsenal have been in dire form in recent weeks and dropped down into sixth place in the Premier League table in the wake of their 3-1 loss to West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
The north London club had been thought to be in talks with both Sanchez and Ozil about the possibility of extending their contracts at The Emirates this season.
However, Wenger has now confirmed that the Gunners have scrapped those talks until the summer as his Arsenal players focus on finishing in the top four in the Premier League.
Speaking in an interview with beIN sports, Wenger said: “At the moment there is no agreement [with Sanchez].
“We’ve decided to focus on the end of the season and talk about it during the summer.
“It is the same situation with Ozil.
“Once you don’t find an agreement and it lasts, it is not good.
“So it’s better if you get it out and sit down in the summer.”
Wenger’s Arsenal side return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against Manchester City at The Emirates.