Arsenal are very well-known for being prudent with their wage ceiling and Arsene Wenger is believed to favour a socialist policy with everyone getting a very good wage when they re-sign with the club, but apparently, according to a report today, the Gunners are willing to more than double Alexis Sanchez’s current wage to try and tempt him to stay at the club.
This means a whopping 300,000 GBP per week for the Chilean star, and surely if they offer him that amount then they will have to also massively increase Mesut Ozil’s at the same time, not to mention how much other stars may demand if we try and bring in some more big name players.
Personally I would be amazed if we break our wage structure by such a large margin, although it may seem obvious that if we want to keep pace with the big boys then we have to match the wages that stars if they go elsewhere, especially as we are a club that doesn’t really win too many trophies. Having said that we are in the hardest League in the world to win….
The fact is, if you go by previous quotes from both Sanchez and Ozil, the chance to win trophies could far outweigh the ability to make more money in their minds. I am feeling pretty certain that Arsenal would NOT offer those wages, and I also think they will be selling both of our stars and reinvesting in players that would accept a much smaller weekly wage.
What do you think?