Arsenal look likely to sell Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in January, in order to receive a transfer fee rather than losing the players for free.
Today, Arsene Wenger admitted that the club are considering offloading their two best players this winter.
“Once you are in our kind of situation, we have envisaged every solution, yes,” he told Sky Sports.
In truth, it makes sense. On the field, neither have been especially impressive this season and in January, they could make around £100m from selling the pair.
There will undoubtedly be plenty of potential buyers, but if Arsenal stubbornly hold on, they will see both depart for nothing – which would be business suicide – considering neither are shining anyway.
So while the Gunners are going to likely weaken themselves for the second half of the season, Liverpool are not – with our prized asset Coutinho unequivocally ‘not for sale’.
The Independent confirm that Liverpool will not consider any offers from Barcelona for his services, despite their CEO’s comments that a January transfer is possible.
Unlike Ozil and Sanchez, Coutinho has plenty of years left on his contract, proving what excellent business it was from the club to get his pen to paper back in January.
Coutinho remaining with the Gunners duo departing could have serious ramifications on the top four this term.