Laurent Koscielny admits Arsenal players have no idea whether Arsene Wenger will stay this summer

He also spoke on the future of Alexis Sanchez

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Laurent Koscielny has insisted he and the rest of the Arsenal players have no idea whether Arsene Wenger will stay at the club beyond this summer.

The pressure has grown on Wenger this season as the Gunners look set to miss out on the top four for the first time in 20 seasons – barring a Liverpool defeat to already-relegated Middlesbrough on the last day of the season.

There is a new two-year contract on the table for the Frenchman but he is yet to put pen to paper and Koscielny admitted he changes his mind daily as to whether he thinks Wenger will go or stay in the summer.

“I don't know [if there are signs that Wenger will leave],” the Arsenal captain told Sky Sports. “Sometimes I could say yes and sometimes I could say no so I think we will respect his decision.

“He has given a lot to this club during 20 years and done an unbelievable job so we need to respect this and we will respect his decision at the end of the season.

“For me, he is a person I like a lot. He is a big part of my life and my career so I have a lot respect for him. I can't say anything about him, just nice things.”

As well as the uncertainty surrounding Wenger’s future, there are also question marks by the names of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, both of whom will enter the final 12 months of their contract this summer.

Sanchez was reportedly involved in a training ground row with teammates earlier in the season but Koscielny is adamant all the players want him to stay with the club and commit to a new deal.

He said: “Firstly, he scored a lot of goals for us but his first job is not to be a striker, it is more midfield but he is an unbelievable player. He just wants to fight and have the best result for the club.”

“Sometimes, he is disappointed with the result of our game but he knows that we just want to fight for each other and for the club. When you have a player like this in your team, to show the way we want to grow together, it is important and I think he has a lot of players behind him to keep him.

“I don't think there are a lot of players like him and a player like this who can be the difference during the game, it’s rare. We want to keep him with us because we know he is so important for our team.”

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