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Martin Keown has said that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have let Arsenal down this season with their behaviour.

Ozil and Alexis have both been involved in contract disputes and as yet have not signed new deals.

Both players current contracts expire at the end of next season and there has been speculation that both could leave the club this summer.

Ex-Gunners favourite Keown said: “It became about Ozil and Sanchez for too long in the season. I think their behaviour let Arsenal down in that period.

“Ozil wasn’t available for large periods. Was he injured, wasn’t he? Was it sickness was it injury? He didn’t seem to be around when they needed him most.

“Sanchez then had an incident at the club. It felt like he threw his toys out of the cot for a little while. We don’t really know exactly what happened.

“All of that was I think, as a result that these guys were maybe overindulged a little bit.”

There has been less speculation over Ozil but Sanchez is seemingly linked with a new club every day.

Bayern Munich, PSG and Chelsea are thought to be the favourites to sign the Chilean.

Arsene Wenger has suggested that both could be kept whether they sign new deals or not but that seems unlikely.

The players are part of a handful of key first team players that have a year to run on their deals. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey are both also at risk of leaving on a free in 2018.


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