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Mesut Ozil “would really appreciate” Alexis Sanchez staying at Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has urged Alexis Sanchez to sign an extension of his Arsenal contract, which expires next year. “I have always said that I feel very good at Arsenal“.The Arsenal forward has been enjoying a well-deserved rest after the Confederations Cup and has spent his time off away on holiday with Mayte Rodriguez.Ozil told reporters at Arsenal’s kit launch in Australia that his “preference” is still to remain at the club, but that talks are not due to resume until after the team’s preseason tour is over.While the rest of his team-mates are back on tour in Australia with pre-season in full swing, Sanchez’s break was delayed by Chile’s participation in Russian Federation but Arsene Wenger expects the relentless attacker to return.Ozil has been a huge success since joining Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013 as he’s played a key role in helping us win three FA Cup’s over the past four years. “When I’m back in London, we will sit down and discuss”.The Germany and Chile internationals both currently have one year left on their contracts and been locked in a stalemate with the club’s board over a new deal for quite a few months now.Instead, Arsenal face the prospect of a season in Europe’s second tier competition as Arsene Wenger looks to emulate Manchester United and win the Europa League. “It would be a setback to winning the title, but in the end it’s the player’s decision”.When the players said goodbye to each other in the dressing room before the summer, none had any inkling about whether or not they would still be playing alongside the club’s top scorer next season. I hope and want him to stay with us this season.”From a personal view I’d really appreciate if he stays”.