Arsenal superstar, Alexis Sanchez who has refused to commit his future to the club, has reportedly demanded a staggering wage deal for him to stay at the Emirates stadium next season.
Chilean international superstar, Alexis Sanchez, is demanding an incredible £400,000 a week to stay at Arsenal, The Sun UK reports.
Hitman, Alexandre Lacazette, last night completed a club-record £52million switch from Lyon which will see him earn £150,000 a week.
Yet contract rebel and Manchester City target, Sanchez, who has a year left on his current deal, turned down a weekly wage of £275,000 and is holding out for £400,000, nearly £21m a year.
Arsene Wenger’s move for his countryman who joins for an initial £44m, saw the club beat their previous record of £42.5m for Mesut Ozil.
Lacazette joins his fellow Frenchmen, Laurent Koscielny, Francis Coquelin and for the time being, Olivier Giroud at the club.
The 26-year-old said: “Throughout my childhood, thanks to Thierry Henry and other French players, I dreamed of playing for this club.
“I like the fact the manager has been here for a while as it shows it is a stable club. There are also a few French players here, which makes it easier to settle in. Arsenal play the best football in England so I really wanted to come.”
But Arsenal have been left stunned by Sanchez’s wage demands and suitors, Bayern Munich have now walked away, leaving City as the only likely destination for the 28-year-old Chilean.
Arsenal’s £17m flop striker, Lucas Perez, 28, is set to return home to former club, Deportivo La Coruna this week.