Arsenal are struggling badly at the moment and cannot afford to lose world class stars like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the summer transfer window.
The North Londoners do want to agree new deals with the above mentioned playmakers but if their offers are taken into consideration, it can be said that Arsenal basically think that Ozil is way better than Alexis and hence deserves to earn way more than him as well.
According to recent reports, Arsenal have offered a mammoth contract to the former Real Madrid attacking midfielder worth £280,000-a-week (via Daily Mirror).
On the other hand, the Gunners have offered a deal to Alexis Sanchez that will make him earn (Telegraph) only £180,000-a-week.
The Chilean international wants (Guardian) around £250,000-a-week but Arsenal have not matched that sum as yet and hence his exit from the Emirates looks highly likely.
Ozil was named Germany’s player of the year for 2016. On the other hand, Alexis Sanchez was Arsenal’s best player in the season before last and he has been their best player so far in the current campaign as well.
In addition, Alexis is way more versatile than Ozil. The former Barca man can play in any attacking position, even as an out and out center forward.
Therefore, it is absolutely insane and unfair that Arsenal are prepared to pay £280,000-a-week to Ozil but are not ready to match Alexis’ demand of a £250,000-a-week salary.
In your opinion, is Ozil really better or more vital than Alexis?