Petr Cech reveals what it will take for Arsenal to keep Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez

Both players are said to be stalling on new contracts

Evan Bartlett
Monday 16 January 2017 15:16
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Cech thinks Arsenal need to prove they are winners
Cech thinks Arsenal need to prove they are winners

Petr Cech believes that his Arsenal teammates need to prove how much they want to win to Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil if they pair are to sign new contracts at the club.

Both players are thought to have been stalling on new contracts, with their current deals expiring in 18 months.

Sanchez in particular has been the focus of speculation following his visible frustration in the 3-3 draw with Bournemouth and his tantrum after being substituted against Swansea on Saturday.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Cech said his teammates need to be shown how loved they are and that Arsenal can challenge for trophies.

"I think for us it is important to show them how much we need them in the team and to show them how much we want to win," the Czech goalkeeper said.

"Then obviously it will make their decision easier. If they see that we are competitive, everybody is ready to win things together and they know how important they are for our team, then this will make their decision easier."

The prospect of keeping Ozil at the club currently looks more promising for Arsenal, with the German midfielder revealing this weekend that he is "comfortable in London".

Arsenal face Burnley on Sunday afternoon knowing that a win will see them leapfrog Tottenham in the Premier League table should their north London rivals fail to win against Manchester City on Saturday.

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