Arsene Wenger has admitted that he remains hopeful of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signing new deals at Arsenal.
The trio are all in the last 12 months of their respective contracts at the Emirates Stadium, with Sanchez in particular believed to be pining for a move away.
When asked by Bein Sports whether he stood firm on the Chilean remaining at Arsenal this summer, Wenger replied: “Of course.
“It’s difficult to say (players are getting) ‘power back’. I just think it looks unusual to the media sometimes that clubs want contracts to be respected. For me, it looks logical so I am amazed that you are amazed because it looks normal.
“If I sign a contract, I respect it. Of course if a club releases me it’s normal that I can go somewhere else. I know when I signed for two years at Arsenal, it’s a contract and I have to respect it.
Sanchez is believed to be on the radar of Manchester City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, while Oxlade-Chamberlain is understood to be a target for Chelsea.