Arsenal are desperate to tie down two of their biggest stars in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, but their wage demands are growing exponentially. They now want to earn as much as Paul Pogba does at Manchester United.
The Gunners have been trying to sign Ozil and Sanchez to new deals for the past few months now. Both their contracts will expire in the summer of 2018, and Arsenal want the attacking duo to commit their long term futures to the club.
Both of them are crucial first team players and have enjoyed great success at the Emirates. However they feel that their wages do not reflect their status at the club. Ozil is currently earning £140,000 a week, while Sanchez earns £130,000 a week in wages.
Arsenal were believed to be willing to pay them both £180,000 a week, but the duo reportedly want atleast £250,000 a week. It is now being reported that the figure has now increased, and Arsenal are not going to like the new development the least bit.
Ozil and Sanchez now want parity with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba when it comes to wages, according to the Evening Standard. The 23-year-old Frenchman is currently one of the highest paid footballers in the world, taking home a whopping £290,000 every week.
Ozil and Sanchez are two of the best players in the Arsenal squad. A lot of their brilliant form this season can be attributed to the Chilean and the German, who have combined to form one of the most clinical attacking duos in the Premier League.
Ozil was the assist maker last season, notching up 19 assists as Arsenal finished second in the Premier League. This time around he has gone from creator to destroyer, notching up eight goals and four assists in all competitions so far this season.
Alexis Sanchez has been deployed in a new role by Arsene Wenger, and it looks like he has ended the Gunners long search for a striker. The Chilean has been phenomenal in a center forward role, scoring 11 goals and bagging four assists in 14 Premier League appearances.
The duo are definitely two crucial players for Arsenal, and Gooners will be hoping that the contract situation is sorted out sooner rather than later.