Alexis Sanchez who currently earns £130K weekly is holding out for a vastly improved deal of of £250K a week and has rejected an offer of £180K weekly. The prolific attacker is central to the Gunners' interest and the club is desperate to tie him down to a long term deal. They are however hesitant to meet his huge demands but remain hopeful a deal can be struck.
In contrast to Sanchez’s talks, there is a growing confidence at the Emirates that Ozil, 28, will sign a new deal. Wenger is adamant Sanchez and Mesut Ozil — who is also entering the final 18 months of his deal — will not be sold even if they have not penned fresh terms.