Wenger: No Ozil move to Man United in January, Wilshere talks to come

Wenger: No Ozil move to Man United in January, Wilshere talks to come
From ESPN - December 15, 2017

LONDON -- Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil will not be joining Manchester United in January, but has yet to decide whether to hand Jack Wilshere a new contract.

Wenger told a news conference on Friday that he wants to keep all his current players in the January transfer window, before adding that he would still listen to offers.

But the Arsenal boss said there is no chance of Ozil, who is out of contract next summer, joining United when the transfer window opens, despite reports linking him to Jose Mourinho's side.

"No, we have never been approached by Man United anyway, so I do not see why that came up and who found that," Wenger said. "It's always something that has been created. [He will stay] until the end of the season for sure, the rest is open."

Ozil, Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez are all out of contract in the summer, while Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have been linked with January moves in order to get more playing time.

Wilshere only made his first Premier League start of the season in Wednesday's 0-0 draw at West Ham, and Wenger said he has yet to sit down with the player to discuss his future, though the goal is still to sort it out before the transfer window opens.

"I will talk to him. I said the end of December and we are at the beginning of December, so it's true that it's not far, but I wanted to see as well how much he can contribute and last physically," Wenger said. "It is important as well for him to be happy here."

But Wenger added that Wilshere has not hurt his chances of getting a new deal.


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