Arsene Wenger has given an update on the futures of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere, with the Arsenal boss admitting that the Premier League side have received no offers for the star trio.
Arsenal ended 2017 with a paltry 1-1 draw with West Brom as the Gunners struggled to really get going in the game. Alexis Sanchez saw his free-kick deflected in off James McClean, before a very contentious penalty call gave Jay Rodriguez the chance to make it 1-1, which he did.
The draw has seen pressure mount on Wenger and his men who are now sitting in fifth-place in the league with 38 points after 21 games, six behind Liverpool who have played 22 games. Tottenham can leapfrog their arch-rivals as they sit a point behind Arsenal having played 20 games.
If Arsenal are to climb the table and retake fourth-place, then they will need to start winning games again, and the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere will be vital with the players showing their class in recent weeks.
However, the futures of the three are still very much up in the air, although Wenger has confirmed the club have not received any bids for the trio. He told Sky Sports: “We have not been contacted by anybody”.
When asked how the club would deal with losing the three, Wenger responded: “First of all we have not lost them yet, and secondly we will respond to that by bringing in players of top quality. This club has lost many big players and has always responded well. Massive players have left this club and the club will always be in a strong position on that front. But you want to keep your best players, yes”.
While the futures of the three are very much up in the air, Arsenal will be a far better team for keeping the trio, although this is unlikely, with a lot of speculation surrounding the stars, who are all hugely sought after in modern football.