Pundit sends warning to Arsenal about Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez

Andy Townsend doesn't expect Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez to commit to Arsenal with continued doubt about Arsene Wenger's future

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Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will be reluctant to commit their future to Arsenal for the next four or five seasons with Arsene Wenger’s future in doubt, according to Andy Townsend.

The Gunners boss has refused to shed light on his plans at the north London club despite his current contract coming to the end of its term ahead of the summer transfer window.

Ozil and Sanchez have under 14 months remaining on their current Arsenal deals but the big-name duo have failed to agree contract extensions with the Gunners – so far.

Arsenal reached the FA Cup final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon thanks to a 2-1 win against Manchester City courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal.

Former Chelsea defender Townsend warned Arsenal that Ozil and Sanchez won’t commit to the Gunners unless Wenger opens up about his plans at the north London club.

“There’s no way, if you’re Sanchez, Ozil or any player at Arsenal at the moment, there’s no way you’re going to commit for another four or five years if you don’t know what the boss is doing,” Townsend told talkSPORT.

“There’s no chance, no way. For some players, if they got the right deal they wouldn’t care who is in charge and that’s the truth, it’s not always totally dependent on the manager.

“But what Wenger is doing is giving players an excuse. You’re giving them a reason to turn around and say, ‘I’m not doing anything’, and see what rolls in during the summer.

“You can’t blame the players.”

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