While the future of Alexis Sanchez was a high profile story throughout the summer, and indeed one which continues to make headlines even after the transfer window has closed, the situation of his teammate Mesut Ozil was a much lower key affair. This despite the fact their contractual circumstances are exactly the same. Both players have deals which run out next summer, and neither has shown any inclination to renew and prolong their stay in North London. There were no shortage of suitors for the Chilean, with Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea all linked with his signature. However, there seemed to be very little interest in the German beyond some fanciful speculation over a move to Turkey. We'll never know if Arsenal would have been tempted to sell, but chances are if a bid had come in it would have been considered. There have been no talks about a contract extension since last March, and at this point it's widely believed that the 28-year-old will see out his Arsenal deal, allowing him to leave on a free next summer. It means that Arsene Wenger has to start thinking about life without Ozil, and how best to replace his qualities in the side. His replacement in the team for Sunday's 2-0 win over Brighton was Alex Iwobi, a Nigerian international of great promise and a product of the Arsenal academy. There were interesting parallels the manager's postmatch comments about the 20-year-old and what he wants from him, and what's he's said about Ozil over the years. While acknowledging his creativity, he regularly challenged him to score more goals, looking for him to hit double figures -- something he achieved for the first time last season. Following Sunday's 2-0 win over Brighton, Wenger told reporters that Iwobi's goal should be the first of a similar target. "A player like him must score 10 goals and he must as well give between six and 10 assists, and that's what I want from him," he said.