With the January transfer market about to open Gunners fans will be hoping that their team can secure the long-term signatures of their two star men Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. Both players’ contracts are due to expire during the 2018 summer and the club has started contract talks to try to tempt them to extend their time at the Emirates.
If Arsenal is going to win another EPL title they will need to keep Sanchez and Ozil. They have been by a large margin the best players at the club for the last couple of seasons and when they have been out injured the Gunners have struggled.
It is believed that Sanchez wants the club to pay him around £250,000 per week which would make him by a large margin their highest paid star. That tag is now held by Ozil who is on £140,000 per week but will increase dramatically if he extends his contract at the Emirates. It has been reported that the star German player wants an annual wage increase of up close to twenty million pounds to sign an extension.
Alexis Sanchez has expressed in the media his wish to extend his time playing for the Gunners, so long as the club meet his demands. The 27-year-old is at the peak of his career and is expecting to be the club’s highest-paid star due to the impact he has had playing for them. He is their leading goal scorer this season and sitting second in the EPL scoring charts this campaign. Sanchez is one of the favourites with the top bookmakers at bestbettingwebsites.org.uk to win EPL player of the year award.
Without his goals and assists, the Gunners would be in trouble and he is almost impossible to replace. He is a fan’s favourite and if he sold they will be a huge revolt against the club’s board for not satisfying the players’ demands to keep him at the Emirates.
Arsenal manager Wenger has confirmed with the media that the club has begun negotiations with both Ozil and Sanchez. They are pivotal to the club’s success on the pitch and the likelihood is that if one goes so will the other. It is probably one of the most important contracts in recent Gunners history as it will be almost impossible to replace them as the team is built around them to pull the strings.
All of the top clubs will be looking on closely to see how the negotiations are getting along in the hope they can snatch one or even both of Arsenal`s star players. There will not be a shortage of offers willing to meet both footballers’ demands along with paying a hefty fee to get them. If the Gunners want to attract new top class stars and be a force going forward they will have to pull out all the stops and break their wage structure to keep them. They have a big chance this season of winning the league so they will want to try to finish contract negotiations as soon as possible which betting sites give the best odds for arsenal to win the league. If not their two star men may not be fully focused and cost Arsenal the chance of winning their first EPL title since 2004.