Sead Kolasinac says the contract situations of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have no bearing on team morale because the duo always give their all for Arsenal.
With both players out of contract next summer, Arsene Wenger hinted yesterday that selling his two highest-profile stars in January is an option even though he’d ideally like them to pen new deals. The German midfielder and Chilean striker can sign pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs in the new year and both can quit the Emirates for free next summer.
Speaking about the situation, Kolasinac underlined that he’d love both players to stay but clarified that in the meantime, he’s not bothered by the situation.
“Of course, we would be happy to keep them, but I think it is important not to talk about the contracts,” said the Bosnian.
“Mesut and Alexis are two players who always give their all and it is not an issue. It is not a problem around the team. It gives the team security knowing we have players like them, knowing they can make the difference.”
Kolasinac returned from international duty with a slight hip problem and will be assessed today ahead of tomorrow’s derby with Watford. To date though, he’s pleased with how his debut season in English football is going.
“The season is young, but I am happy with how I’ve started,” he noted. “But I have got more potential to get better and I want to show that in the coming games.”