English Premiership

Arsenal should sell Sanchez and Ozil

Mesut Ozil (Getty)
Mesut Ozil (Getty)

Cape Town - Arsenal should sell contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, believes ex-Gunners defender Martin Keown.

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title next season after penning a new two-year contract to extend his stay at the Emirates.

But whether the star pair of Sanchez and Ozil will be involved remains in serious doubt.

Both are about to enter the final year of their Arsenal contracts and have reportedly rejected big money offers to extend their deal with the Gunners.

Despite contributing 32 goals and 19 assists between them last season, Arsenal old boy Martin Keown believes it’s the right time to cash in on the pair.

"If they have to say cheerio to those two players, then that is the right decision," Keown told the BBC.

"They have been overindulged at times this season and they let Arsenal down in the period when they lost twice to Bayern Munich, conceding 10 goals. That is the level of the problem.

"The manager needs to make some really tough decisions now. Sanchez's contract needs to get 100 per cent secured. Is that going to happen? Will Ozil leave?

"I am sure both players want to go elsewhere because they want to win the Champions League, win the Premier League and maybe they do not feel it can be done at Arsenal. The club is bigger than two individuals."