At the beginning of the summer, I said either sell them early or not at all. And then as the summer went on I was firmly in the don’t sell camp, under the assumption that we might still sign Ozil to an extension and that the club could be decent enough with the additions of Lacazette, Kolasinac, and a couple other players like Lemar to have a good chance at top four and maybe winning the Europa League.
After the last couple weeks, however, its hard for me to see this club doing anything this year because the players - not only Ozil and Sanchez, but all the others who have come to realize that the team won’t make the investments to compete and will just get far worse in the future once its stars leave - aren’t invested in Wenger’s project. The emperor has no clothes and all the players know it. Given that situation, we’re not going to make top four and we’re not going to win a European trophy.
Some might argue that I’m being too pessimistic. But if you agree that this is very likely a lost season, what is the point of keeping Ozil and Sanchez?