Arsenal are well and truly on course to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League following their 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday evening.
The Gunners are level with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, six points clear of the Bulgarian outfit and FC Basel.
While the result is certainly worth celebrating for the Emirates faithful, the most pleasing aspect of the performance is arguably the ease with which the home team swept aside their opponents.
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The victory extends the Gunners’s winning streak to seven matches in all competitions and indicates their impressive start to the season is showing no signs of slowing down.
Two men who have and likely will continue to play a significant role in Arsene Wenger’s side are Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
The duo have contributed seven goals and three assists between them so far this season, underlining their importance to the Arsenal cause.
The positive buzz around the Emirates at present will only intensify if reports about their contract status come to fruition.
Goal reports that Ozil is waiting on his manager to make a decision on his future at the north London club before he signs an extension himself.
Despite claims Ozil is demanding £250,000-per-week to stay at the club, The Times says both the German and Sanchez are close to putting pen to paper on new deals – one of which would make the former the highest paid player at the Emirates.
The Independent reported that the Frenchman on Tuesday suggested money is not a factor in the eyes of Sanchez and Ozil because they already extremely wealthy – what matters to them is the outcome of matches.
If that is the case, Arsenal – currently level on points with Manchester City on the Premier League table – can do little more to persuade Ozil and Sanchez to commit their respective futures to the club.