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Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal will resist any bids for Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, expects them to honour the final year of their contracts – and wants to tie them down to new deals.
Mirror Sport revealed that Manchester City will test Arsenal’s resolve with a mega offer for Sanchez while Chelsea want Oxlade-Chamberlain who also only has one year left on his current deal.
Wenger, in an interview with beIN Sports, said: “We always hope, even now, that we can extend the contracts of Sanchez, Chamberlain and [Mesut] Ozil.”
When asked whether he stood by his promise they will not be sold, Wenger added: “Yes, of course!
“I think it looks unusual to the media sometimes that clubs want the contract to be respected.
“I am amazed that you are amazed because it’s normal that if I sign a contract and I respect it.
“Of course if the club releases me it is normal that I know i can go somewhere else but I signed for two years with Arsenal and I have that contract and I have to respect it.”