Ozil (left) and Sanchez (right) are entering the final months of their contracts
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Arsene Wenger hailed the commitment of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere following Arsenal’s win over Crystal Palace.
The trio are entering the final months of their contracts at the Emirates with Sanchez and Ozil both expected to leave the club as free-agents in the summer.
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Sanchez was particularly impressive on a memorable personal night for his manager, who equalled Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of taking charge of 810 Premier League games.
And Wenger was pleased to see his players produce the goods against Roy Hodgson’s in-form Eagles at Selhurst Park.
“People question the commitment of players who are not on long-term contracts and that showed you it’s not true –and not right,” Wenger told talkSPORT.
“You can go both ways.”
Wilshere, who is reportedly close to agreeing fresh terms, completed his fourth consecutive Premier League game after initially starting the season as a Europa League fringe player.
But with the midfielder proving his fitness, Wenger shared his delight at watching the 25-year-old thrive in his creative role for the Gunners.
“I just think that Jack had a good performance today and on top of that he gave a fine ball. When you’re a midfielder that’s what you want to do,” Wenger added.
“He showed he’s back in a good shape and is competitive. Because people have not seen Jack at that level in a long time.”