Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
Sport | By Stephen Hansen

Arsenal Contract Talks On Hold Until Summer, Says Germany Midfielder

Arsenal Contract Talks On Hold Until Summer, Says Germany Midfielder

If Lucas Perez can't earn a place in Arsenal's starting XI with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck ahead of him in the pecking order, you wouldn't give The Spaniard too much hope of ousting 42-goal Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint Germain. We want to qualify desperately for the Champions League.

The 28-year-old faces an uncertain future at Arsenal but has not ruled out staying.

When then asked about Wenger - who brought him to Arsenal from Real Madrid in a club-record deal in 2013 - Ozil added: "As a player you can not pick your coach".

The German World Cup victor is in the same contractual position as the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

According to the Mirror, the decision on a new contract is close with manager, Arsene Wenger admitting to colleagues he wants to sign a new two-year deal.

The paper says that Alexandre Lacazette is the top striker target with Wenger ready to renew his interest in the French worldwide after watching him score 30 goals for Lyon this season.

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While Fenerbahce are interested in bringing him to Turkey, it's unlikely they would be able to offer the same weekly wage that he would get in north London.

Claudio Ranieri has claimed that Arsenal's players are lacking the fight needed to win games for manager Arsene Wenger. Jordi Alba is being linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea in recent seasons and has reportedly asked his former colleagues like Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez about the intensity of the English football.

SunSport now insist that Arsenal "have been in touch with Allegri's camp in the last seven days to discuss the possibility of the Italian succeeding Wenger". They expect to win everything so this is very hard for them.

Overmars, a former midfielder who won the Premier League and FA Cup in three years at Arsenal, is now director of football at Ajax in his homeland of the Netherlands.

Mesut Ozil is being faced with the prospect of backing down from his contract dispute with Arsenal.

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