• Wenger insists the Germany international will want suitors to notice him
• Arsenal manager says running down contracts will become commonplace
Arsène Wenger has predicted it will become increasingly normal for players to run down their contracts, as he suggested Mesut Özil was doing at Arsenal, and he believes it may have the short‑term benefit of driving an uplift in their performances.
Özil has entered the final year on his contract and Wenger did the numbers to explain why the midfielder had not and, most likely, would not agree a new deal – at least, not any time soon.
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