Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Arsenal, Wenger on Sanchez: 'We have financial restrictions'

Arsenal are already in danger of missing the Champions League for the first time in more than two decades, the club's manager Arsene Wenger says his team faces a "massive" challenge to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

With the Sun adding that Sanchez is the subject of interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Chelsea in a deal that could cost around £50m this summer, it looks as though the 28-year-old is merely edging ever closer to the exit door at the Emirates. We all have to ask searching questions of ourselves and accept responsibility for the defeat.

"Some people tell me "Just give him what he wants" but then you can not respect any wage structure any more and you put the club in trouble as well". But then you can not respect anymore the wage structure and you put the club in trouble as well.

Arsene Wenger is anxious that a new big-money contract for Alexis Sanchez could destabilise the Arsenal dressing room and "put the club in trouble". "Always the club has to be the priority", Wenger continued.

Wenger refused to confirm speculation that a contract of such proportion had been prepared to keep Sanchez.

Sanchez has enjoyed a fine campaign, scoring 18 goals and providing nine assists in the Premier League despite the Gunners' struggles.

But Wenger reiterated that players have to take the level of competition into their decision-making as well and not only focus on where they can make the most money.

The Chinese Super League are ready to make him their next big signing, and it's been reported that one of their many, many filthy rich clubs are willing to pay him 400k a week.

According to some English medias, it would seem that Sanchez is asking for 470 thousand euros per week as he wants to become one of the highest, if not the highest paid player in the EPL. It is not where we have to make a choice - 'I go to China, because you earn big money'. So you can combine the best combination of playing at the top and big money is in England at the moment.

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