Arsenal Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez’s contract conversation begins

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ARSENAL: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said talks are to start tying Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to new contracts.

Germany international Ozil joined at Gunners for a club-record £42.5 million from Real Madrid in 2013, while Chile international Sanchez arsenaljoined from Barcelona for around £35m in 2014.

Earlier this month it was reported that Ozil could be handed a deal in the region of £200,000 a week, while Sanchez’s terms could include a fixed-price release clause.

Last season, Ozil scored six Premier League goals and assisted 19 — the highest in the division in 2015-16 — while Sanchez netted 13 times and layed on four.

Both players have two years remaining on their current deals but are reportedly keen to stay at the club beyond 2018.