Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil committed to Arsenal

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Nacho Monreal reckons Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be Arsenal players until at least the end of the season.

The Gunners’ star duo are out of contract at the end of this campaign but could leave in cut-price deals in the New Year.

Sanchez saw a potential £60m move to Manchester City collapse on deadline day in the summer though the league leaders are considering reviving their interest in January.

With Chilean forward Sanchez then having just half a season left on his contract his value would plummet to around £20m.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 18: (L) Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the 2nd Arsenal goal with (R) Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) (Image: Stuart MacFarlane)
Nacho Monreal of Arsenal challenges Dele Alli (Image: Getty)

Barcelona has emerged as a possible destination for playmaker Ozil, who is being viewed by the La Liga leaders as a cheaper £17m alternative to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.

But teammate Monreal believes the pair will be staying put for now and insists they remain fully committed to the Arsenal cause.

The defender said: “The feeling is that they will continue.

“At no time have we talked about the possibility of them leaving. Not at all. They are committed to the group and we will see what happens.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) (Image: Stuart MacFarlane)

“I can’t say much about it. It does not depend on me. The situation is clear. They are two vital players for Arsenal. They are two players who end their contracts at the end of the season.

“If the club want them to stay beyond December [the January transfer window] they will follow.

“Yet, I do not know the club’s intentions. It is other people who are the ones who have to make a decision.”

Sanchez and Ozil are set to be rested along with Arsene Wenger’s other first choice stars for tomorrow’s Europa League trip to Cologne.

Arsenal are already through and need a win to guarantee top spot and Wenger will revert to the youthful, experimental side he has used in the competition so far.

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