Tom Farmery For Mailonline
Roy Keane has urged Arsene Wenger to convince Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to sign new contracts at Arsenal because it would be a ‘disaster’ if they don’t.
Ozil bagged his first hat-trick for the Gunners and Sanchez scored with a sublime chip as Arsene Wenger’s side thrashed Ludogorets 6-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The pair also registered an assist each as they both continued their excellent form that has helped Arsenal up to second in the Premier League on level points with Manchester City.
Mesut Ozil grabbed a hat-trick against Ludogorets while Alexis Sanchez scored a superb chip
Ozil walks off the pitch at the Emirates holding the match ball after an easy home victory
Both players are both out of contract in the summer of 2018 and, according to Wenger, have said that they will decide their futures based on the club’s performances and not money.
He said: ‘I think these kind of players can raise a little bit above the financial aspect of the game because they are not poor and they have to look really on the football side.
‘Do the club meet their needs on the football front and if ‘yes’ then a Premier League club can find an agreement with the players.’
Roy Keane said on ITV that Arsenal need to do all they can to sign both players on new deals
Sanchez’s goal, the first of the night, was the pick of the bunch as Arsenal won 6-0
Reports, however, have suggested that Ozil and Sanchez have demanded £250,000-a-week to extend their contracts until 2020.
But former Manchester United midfielder Keane, who was appearing as a pundit on ITV’s Champions League highlights show, has stressed the importance of Arsenal keeping the two players on the books.
‘Trying to get Ozil signed up is vital for the club and I think what would help them is winning trophies and the big trophies obviously the Champions League and the Premiership,’ he said.
Arsene Wenger has said both players will decide their futures based on the club’s results
‘They look a bit short but Arsenal to be a club that go on to the next level for the next few years have to get these players signed up. It would be a disaster if they left.’
ARSENAL GROUP A GAMES
Ludogorets (A) – Nov 1
PSG (H) – Nov 23
Basle (A) – Dec 6
Asked by Mark Pougatch, the show’s host, whether he felt Arsenal are more ambitious now than they were a few years ago, he replied: ‘I think so. Obviously a lot of their players are in good form at the moment.
‘I know they have previous of blowing up at the end of the season but I do think this group of players look stronger than previous seasons.’
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