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Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires believes it is possible for Arsenal to keep both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil and also sign Kylian Mbappe.
Wenger is reportedly keen on making a statement in this summer’s transfer window by bringing in a marquee signing but he is being faced by the challenge of keeping two of his best players.
Sanchez and Ozil are currently causing the French man a lot of headaches by refusing to sign new contracts. Reports are claiming Sanchez wants to leave the Emirates for Manchester City while Ozil is still keeping his options open.
Arsenal want to keep the duo but are struggling to convince them to sign new deals and Wenger is also looking to complete a big money move for either Kylian Mbappe or Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
Pires has now backed the pursuit of both players, claiming Arsenal can afford to bring them in and also offer Ozil and Sanchez big money contracts.
“Mbappe is a great player who has good potential,” he said at the launch of Arsenal’s kit for the 2017/18 season.
“Of course he is very expensive but now in the UK anything is possible. The most important thing is to keep Sanchez and Ozil and if they buy Lacazette and Mbappe.
“Arsenal can do both – they can extend the contracts of Sanchez and Ozil and why not buy two or three players?”
Should Arsenal be able to keep its star duo and Sign Mbappe or Lacazette or even both as Pires has suggested, it will represent a shift in the club’s transfer policy.
While it isn’t possible to do what Tires has said, it will take a lot of effort from the club to get the deals done. As a fan I am hoping Pires is right at the end of the transfer window.
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