Arsene Wenger sends open message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger insists that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both remain completely committed to Arsenal because they "love" the club

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Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal win the FA Cup last weekend Photo: Alexis Sanchez / Instagram

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both remain completely committed to Arsenal because they “love” the north London side.

The Arsenal squad have been coming to terms with the disappointment of missing out on a place in the Champions League next season after they ended up fifth in the Premier League table last term.

The futures of Sanchez and Ozil have been a relentless source of speculation in recent months because both players’ contracts are due to expire next summer.

The pair are thought to be in talks with the club about extending their deals but there has not yet been any official announcement.

Wenger, who signed a two-year deal to keep him at the club until 2019, is adamant that the lack of Champions League football next season will not have an impact on the key duo’s futures.

Asked if the lack of Champions League football could affect Ozil and Sanchez’s situations, Wenger told beIN Sports: “I don’t think it will have a big impact because firstly they were part of not getting in there.

“Secondly, they love the club, they integrate well the values of the club and live the football we play.

“Anyway, they are under contract for another season. This summer, first of all, they will stay at the club and hopefully we can extend their contracts. We cannot weaken the club or the team unless we can find someone of the same calibre.”

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