Armory confronting uaaweek wage request from Mesut udzil and Alexis Sanchez to match Paul Pogba pay The Independent

“Arsenal could yet hold on to Mesut u00d6zil and Alexis Sanchez beyond the end of the season after it emerged that they are demanding wages of nearly u00a3300,000-a-week in order to rival Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba as the Premier Leagueu2019s highest-paid player.
Itu2019s expected that while u00d6zil will commit his future to the club in the form of a new contract, Sanchez is likely to leave this summer, having grown frustrated with the clubu2019s failure to challenge for the Premier League and European success. Both u00d6zil and Sanchez are out of contract at the end of next season, and their futures are in serious doubt along with that of manager Arsene Wenger.
u00d6zil spoke this weekend about his contract renegotiations, and insisted that they do not depend on what Wenger decides to do in the coming months, given his deal expires at the end of the season and he has not yet made up his mind on signing a two-year extension that has already been offered to him.
Now, the Evening Standard reports that an additional hold-up in contract talks has come in the form of u00d6zilu2019s and Sanchezu2019s huge wage demands which would put them in the same region as United midfielder Pogba, who remains the most expensive ever signing.
The north London club are being asked to match their u00a3290,000-a-week demands in order for the pair to commit their long-term futures to Arsenal, although the increase in salary demand could easily be a ploy to delay talks until the end of the season, where Arsenal will know if they are playing in the Champions League or not for 2017/18.
Arsenal currently have their European fate in their own hands, but must win both of their games in hand if they are to move back in front of Liverpool and into fourth place after falling five points behind Ju00fcrgen Kloppu2019s side.
Speaking to German newspaper Bild at the weekend following Arsenalu2019s 5-0 FA Cup victory over non-league Lincoln City on Saturday, u00d6zil made it clear that the Champions League will weigh heavy in his decision whether to stay at or leave the club.
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