The end of this current season will see two of Arsenal´s key players enter the final two years of their contracts and that is something that Arsene Wenger and the club are determined to not let happen anymore with our best players, after we were forced to say goodbye to stars like Robin van Persie in the past.
Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have contracts with Arsenal up until 2018 and the way that the German play maker and the Chilean forward are playing at the minute, we really can not afford to risk losing them. So according to a Daily Mail report, Wenger is planning to break the current salary record to make Alexis the highest paid player at the club and tie him to a new long term deal.
The superb striker, who was the star of the show as Arsenal beat Manchester United in our last Premier League outing, is currently on around £130,000 a week and that is about £10,000 a week less than his German team mate, but this new deal, if Alexis agrees to sign it, will make him the club’s top earner.
There is no mention of a new deal for Ozil though, but I’m sure that is in Wenger’s thoughts as well. Maybe he wants to get Alexis signed up first, as the top earner, and then give his number 11 a pay rise to bring him in line. Do you think they deserve to be getting the same amount or should Alexis be out on his own because of what he offers the team?