Mesut Ozil & Alexis Sanchez still unhappy with Arsenal contract offers [Standard]

Alexis & Ozil at West Ham
Alexis & Ozil at West Ham

Could Arsenal lose Ozil or Sanchez?

Less than two days after Arsenal’s excellent 5-1 win away at West Ham, the Evening Standard have a worrying report, if you are a Gooner.

Incredibly, considering how well run Arsenal are as a club, both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have just 18 months left on their current deals at the north London club.

Both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are out of contract at Arsenal come the end of the 2017/2018 season.

Ozil & Sanchez want pay parity with Paul Pogba

On Monday morning, well connected Evening Standard reporter James Olley has exclusively reported that talks with both Ozil and Sanchez have stalled on new contracts.

The Arsenal pair want pay parity with the very best earner in the Premier League right now. Manchester United’s Paul Pogba earns 290,000 pounds a week.

Ozil currently brings in 140,000 pounds every week. Whilst Alexis Sanchez earns 130,000 pounds a week.

Arsene Wenger earns 160,000 pounds a week at Arsenal.

Arsenal offer 200,000 pounds a week

The Standard add that Arsenal have offered their two star players 200,000 pounds a week.

But this is still some way behind Pogba and other well paid Manchester United stars such as Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It looks like Mesut Ozil is much more likely to stay at Arsenal, having bought a house in north London.

But, Ozil gave an interview last week to Marca where he talked about returning to Real Madrid.

Sanchez the likelier to leave

The Evening Standard report that Alexis Sanchez is more likely to leave Arsenal.

In September, the Chilean superstar told Sport: “I have reached a level where I can compete with great players. I do not feel inferior to anybody. I liken [my qualities] to Messi and Ronaldo. I have the same abilities as them.”

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly earns 365,000 pounds a week at Real Madrid. Whilst Leo Messi is also in contract negotiations with Barcelona.

Arsenal remain hopeful of both Ozil and Sanchez signing new contracts, the way both are playing right now it would be a huge surprise were they not too.

This article from a good source in the Evening Standard, could well be the final negotiating tactic from the two Arsenal stars.

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