It’s not about the money, insisted Arsene Wenger this week. Sometimes, though, it is.
Arsenal’s manager was talking about Alexis Sanchez, the 27-year-old who is on £130,000 per week but wants that figure to rise north of £200,000.
It makes him the 15th best-paid player in the Premier League ‒ way off Paul Pogba, Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard, etc ‒ but Arsenal are reluctant to break the bank.
Alexis Sanchez is on £130,000 per week but Arsenal want to tie him down to a new deal
Sanchez shakes hands with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Tuesday night in Basle
Arsenal star Sanchez is currently the 15th best-paid player in the Premier League
They were stunned when their superstar used an astonishing £400,000-a-week offer from the Chinese Super League in talks. Sanchez wanted to get the north London club to smash their wage…