Steven Gerrard sends message to Arsenal fans about transfers

Steven Gerrard stresses the importance of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil signing new contracts at Arsenal

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Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez after Saturday's win Photo: Alexis Sanchez / Instagram

Steven Gerrard has warned Arsenal that they cannot afford to let Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil leave the club this summer.

The pair’s futures have been a relentless source of speculation this season due to the fact that both are yet to sign new deals with the club, and that their current contracts expire next summer.

Ozil and Sanchez helped Arsenal end the season on a high on Saturday as they secured an impressive 2-1 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final to win the title for the third time in four years.

Attentions will now inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window and the potential players Arsenal could look to bring in before next season.

However, former Liverpool captain Gerrard feels that securing the futures of Sanchez and Ozil should be the first priority on Arsene Wenger’s list this summer.

Speaking to BT Sport after Saturday’s cup final, Gerrard said:

“They have to keep hold of Ozil and Sanchez – they’ve got to sign new contracts.

“For them to move forwards and be successful in the league, they’ve got to keep them two.”

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Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League this season.

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