Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Arsenal and the Chile national team Alexis Sanchez has been offered a new contract worth £300,000 per week by Arsenal.
DailyMail Online reports that the improved offer will see Sanchez earn £300,000-a-week at the Emirates if he puts pen to paper,the striker’s current deal runs out at the end of the season and he has refused to sign an extension. Arsenal’s previously offered £225,000, with bonuses that could have bumped up his pay to £275,000 a week.
But Sanchez made it clear he wants upwards of £300,000 before even considering agreeing fresh terms and it remains to be seen whether the new offer will be enough.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed that Sanchez will miss their first two Premier League fixtures of this season.
Sanchez has an abdominal strain and Wenger says he is likely to be “out for a while”, ruling him out for the first two games against Leicester City this Friday and Stoke next week.
However, the Frenchman insists Sanchez remains “focused” on playing for the Gunners this season amid continued speculation about his future.
The 28-year-old Chilean striker will miss Friday night’s Premier League opener against Leicester and next weekend’s match at Stoke with an abdominal injury.
Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, who missed the Community Shield on Sunday with injuries, both trained on Thursday but may not be ready to line up on Friday.
Ozil and fellow midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also out of contract at the end of the season, and offers of more than £50m for either of them or Sanchez would test Wenger’s resolve to keep hold of them, dailymail report