Arsenal duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have demanded a whopping £250,000 a week to sign a new contract.
Arsenal have been trying to negotiate a new contract with the players for the past few months. Ozil earns £140,000 a week while Sanchez’s weekly salary is reportedly £130,000. They were offered a hefty rise to their new deal in the tune of £180,000 but the duo have rejected the proposal and now demanding a whopping £250,000 to put pen to paper to a new deal.
Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid and since then has been a key part of Arsene Wenger’s plans. He registered 19 assists in the Premier League last season.
Sanchez was shifted more centrally by Wenger this season and he didn’t let down his manager as he has already found the target five times.
The one reason behind their staggering wage demand could be Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit). After Brexit, Pound’s value has decreased heavily and it could be the reason behind their abnormal wage demands. If Arsenal manages to keep them at The Emirates they have to shell out a whopping £36m extra to pay their wages.