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Arsene Wenger makes announcement on Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’s futures

Contract rebels rip Spurs apart but boss Wenger admits: 'I am long enough in the job to know wins like this are not enough'

ARSENE WENGER has admitted love may not be enough to keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.

The contract rebels, who can both quit the Gunners for free next summer, ripped Spurs apart to win the North London derby.

Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez love Arsenal. But is that enough to make them stay?

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Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez love Arsenal. But is that enough to make them stay?

And boss Wenger declared: “I am convinced they love the club, they love the team.

“But I am long enough in the job to know wins like this are not enough. The quality of the contract has to be good enough for them as well.


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“There are other clubs out there who can offer good contracts as well.

“The contract is part of it, the whole thing has to be right, they have to be happy.”

Sanchez put Tottenham to the sword in Arsenal’s 2-0 North London derby win

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Sanchez put Tottenham to the sword in Arsenal’s 2-0 North London derby win

Ozil was also outstanding in a crucial victory

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Ozil was also outstanding in a crucial victory

German schemer Ozil set up Shkodran Mustafi’s opener and Chile hitman Sanchez added the second in front of a delirious Emirates crowd.

But the pair can both talk to interested clubs about a free transfer from the beginning of January.

The outstanding Ozil savoured the win, which moved the Gunners to within a point of their great rivals.

He said: “Of course this is sweet, we are happy, the fans are happy.

Wenger liked what he saw but knows both his star players could be attracted elsewhere

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Wenger liked what he saw but knows both his star players could be attracted elsewhere

Sadly for Arsenal fans they could soon be seeing the back of Sanchez

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Sadly for Arsenal fans they could soon be seeing the back of Sanchez

“On the pitch, I just think about the team and myself, to give everything.

“We aimed to do ­everything and believe in ourselves.

“I really enjoy playing with Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.

“They are both very dangerous and I am really happy for Alexis to score against Tottenham.”