Alexis Sanchez is the David Beckham of Chile, says Arsene Wenger

Alexis Sanchez is the David Beckham of Chile, says Arsene Wenger

The star players are both out of contract at the end of the season and talks about new deals have been continuing for more than a year but are no closer to being agreed.

Wenger has conceded that the pair could now be sold in January, but the Frenchman is still a big fan of Ozil.

"You need players who have quality and Mesut Ozil is one of the best players in the world". "Chile just won the Copa America twice and now they don't even go to the World Cup", he said.

Defender Shkodran Mustafi will be out for up to six weeks because of a thigh injury sustained during the global break.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger yesterday admitted that it is "possible" both players could move on in a few months, but Kolasinac is adamant that the issue is irrelevant.

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"I always said that when we didn't find an agreement past year that doesn't necessarily mean that the player will leave". We beat Man City in the FA Cup semifinal and Chelsea in the final and he played.

'You can always find the example but it's true we have done well recently'.

This isn't the first time Wenger has been blasted by his former player, with the pundit regularly picking faults with his former boss for some time now. I thought 'what have I done coming here - this is going to be embarrassing'. 'Of course, he is important but I have many players'. "In the Premier League he can play, he is almost back to his best now".

"Tackling is part of his game". Sometimes when he accelerates individually he pushes the ball too far and gets confronted.

But he remains hopeful that Ozil at least can be convinced to sign a contract extension, adding: "I genuinely believe he wants to stay, but I'm always positive about that".

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