Everton striker Wayne Rooney believes Arsenal should have taken the option of selling both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil during the summer transfer window. The pair have refused to extend their contracts with the New Year coming up, and it looks likely that they will leave on free transfers at the end of the 2017/18 season.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, Rooney stressed that the duo are likely to leave the Emirates next summer, and this could potentially raise question marks over the Gunner's handling over the situation, he said: "With the two of them not signing contracts in the summer, I think that told you everything. The way it is, I don’t think they will be at Arsenal [next season]. I feel they should have taken the money and looked elsewhere because, although they are top players and it is difficult to let those players leave the football club, when the going gets tough – as it is at the minute for Arsenal – you want players who want to be there and you can put your trust in. If they are not going to be there at the end of the season, maybe there are a few question marks."