I am not saying that the Arsenal and Chile international star is not in line for a pay rise. By any stretch of the imagination Alexis Sanchez deserves to be on a similar sort of weekly wage as the other top players in the Premier League, but there is a limit.
Even those of us who find the wages paid to modern footballers as mind boggling and maybe even morally wrong, we also understand that players and their agents will look for the best possible deal and will not want to be on less money than other players of similar or even less ability.
So Alexis Sanchez should be the best paid player in the Arsenal squad and he should be on the same sort of money that the other top EPL strikers like Sergio Aguero get. The problem is that the Chilean is apparently demanding a lot more than that and something like double the amount that the new Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is on.
He needs to get real and wind his neck in a bit and perhaps the transfer of Romelu Lukaku from Everton to Manchester United might just help him to do that, because the Belgian striker is set to receive about £200,000 a week according to a Metro report.
Our Chilean striker surely cannot think he is worth twice what Lukaku is worth can he? Can Wenger point to this deal to get Alexis to realise that he simply cannot demand so much money?