Arsenal legend’s response when asked whether he would sell Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez
Martin Keown says he would be more desperate to keep Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal than Mesut Ozil
Martin Keown has revealed that he would rather sell Mesut Ozil and keep Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal are facing the possibility of missing out on a top-four finish for the first time under Arsene Wenger since the Frenchman’s appointment in 1996.
Ozil and Sanchez’s futures have been a source of constant debate throughout the campaign despite the Arsenal pair struggling to find consistency.
The Chile international has been linked with a move to sign Premier League leaders Chelsea at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Ozil, meanwhile, is thought to be holding out for a contract worth £300,000 a week despite criticism of the World Cup winner’s work ethic.
Speaking to talkSPORT about whether he would prefer to keep Ozil or Sanchez, Keown said:
Sanchez was magnificent again last night [against Southampton]. He was at the weekend.
“Is he playing for a move?
“If you look at those two, Ozil and Sanchez, I would definitely be desperate to keep Sanchez. Maybe not so Ozil.”
Arsenal are in fifth place and three points behind Manchester City in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League competition.
The Gunners lost 10-2 to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 earlier this year.