Report - Arsenal look to tie down two stars but three face uncertainty

SoccerBy Sunday World
Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil

Arsenal are involved in contract discussions with two of their most important players, but three other big names are yet to be approached about extending their careers with the Gunners, according to reports.

The Mail reports on the discussions that Arsenal are currently having with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

According to the paper both players, who have have less than two years left on their current deals, will be offered wage increases in a bid to persuade them to sign extensions.

It is reported that the club are confident Ozil will sign the deal but Sanchez is said to want a large pay increase and a buy-out clause placed in his contract.

Both players have performed well since arriving on big-money deals from Spain so the club's executives will be anxious to get both deals done.

However, the future is much more uncertain for three other players, according to the paper.

Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs are also in the final two years of their deal but they have yet to be approached about new deals.

That has created uncertainty over just how valued they are at the club.

Wilshere has been sent to Bournemouth on loan while Gibbs has fallen down the pecking order in the Arsenal defence, playing just 16 minutes so far this season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain does appear to be a favourite of Arsene Wenger but for now he, like Wilshere and Gibbs, has had no formal contract talks.