There has been some speculation among the various Arsenal transfer rumours flying around the football press that Arsene Wenger and the club were willing to almost double the wages of Alexis Sanchez in order to convince the star striker to sign a new contract.
With the other top Gunner Mesut Ozil also in talks over a new contract you would expect the German international and his people to be looking at a similar sort of deal to keep them happy as well, but revelations last week showed that such a huge pay rise for two of the players already on more money than their club colleagues would have put us in a precarious position.
The English Premier League rules stop a club from having massive salary increases unless they can match it with improved income, so Arsenal would have had to shed a fair few players to pay for these Alexis and Ozil deals, which is why I think the report by The Mirror talking about a 20 percent increase for the pair seems a lot more likely.
The big question is will that be enough to persuade them to stay? In the case of our Chilean striker I would say no, as it appears there are clubs like Bayern Munich and Man City willing to pay him much more. With Ozil it may be enough as he is not in so much demand. What do you guys think_ Will either or both still be Arsenal players next season?