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Speculation over Arsenal duo continues

There continues to be speculation over the futures of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal are in talks with both players about new contracts as their current deals expire in 2018.

With the duo yet to agree new terms, there have been reports that they could both leave the Emirates Stadium, with a number of clubs recently linked with them.

And The Telegraph say Arsenal will be willing to sell Ozil if he does not lower his wage demands.

The Telegraph say those demands are “astronomical” and that the Gunners will reluctantly listen to offers for the German if that does not change.

Some sources apparently suggest Ozil and Sanchez want £20million-a-year to stay at the club, which is around £384,000-a-week.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror have claimed that Chelsea want Sanchez.

It comes after the same newspaper previously claimed the Chile striker had “stunned” Arsenal with his wage demands.

Sanchez is said to have demanded a bumper contract because he apparently has the option of a lucrative move to China should he decide to leave north London.

Manager Arsene Wenger has said talks are ongoing and that Arsenal are hopeful that both players will commit their futures to the club.