Arsene Wenger has always maintained that the most important factor in a successful team is to keep your core players in the side for as long as possible. Right now I’m guessing that most Arsenal fans would agree that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are our two most influential players at the moment, and it would seem that Arsene Wenger agrees.
According to the latest reports both these stars will have just two seasons left on their contracts at the end of the season, and to combat this Arsenal are close to finalizing a new extension for Alexis which will make him overtake Ozil as the highest earner at the club with a nice wage of £155,000. This will a nice compliment to Sanchez for being so influential since he arrived at the Emirates and will probably keep him at the club until the end of his career.
Likewise with Ozil who will also be rewarded, and once the Alexis deal is confirmed it will be hoped that the German will be looking for the same sort of rise for him to sign the same extension as well, while the club will have the boost of signing up our two most foremost players for the forseeable future, well until 2020!
Ozil is currently the highest earner with £140,000-a-week, which is 10k more that Sanchez’s paypacket, so he may be looking to leapfrog the Chilean again to get £160,000+plus per week.
These wages are pushing Arsene Wenger’s wage ceilings to the limit, but possibly we can now afford the extra expense de to our extra profits and the fact that Wenger saves the club money in every transfer window….