Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal will sell contract rebels
Arsenal’s contract rebels: Alexis Sanchez & Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal will sell contract rebels

Arsenal v Stoke

On Saturday, Arsenal take on Stoke at 3pm and can go top of the Premier League if they win by two clear goals.

As it stands, Chelsea, who play West Brom on Sunday, lead the Gunners in the Premier League table by three points and a +2 goal difference.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are a point behind Arsenal and host West Ham at Anfield on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger’s press conference

As you would expect, Arsene Wenger was asked about both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in his pre-Stoke press conference on Saturday.

Both Ozil and Sanchez have just 18 months of their Arsenal contracts left and not a day goes by without some sort of outlandish updates on their future.

Today, Alexis Sanchez was linked with a move to Chelsea. And, via other sources we are told that Ozil will be sold so that Arsenal can afford for the Chilean to stay.

Wenger confirmed that neither player will be sold, even if they run down their contract and the Arsenal boss questioned why Sanchez would leave England for China.

In terms of teams news, Arsenal are now in fine fettle with only Santi Cazorla out long term. Hector Bellerin will have a fitness test ahead of the Stoke match.