An Undisclosed Chinese Super League club is reportedly offering Arsenal Striker, Alexis Sanchez, a staggering £400,000 a week should he put his pen on their paper.
This is coming at a very wrong time for Arsene Wenger who faces a tough negotiating battle in keeping the Chilean at the Emirates.
Sanchez currently earns £140,000 per week and with the amount quoted from China, his agent will do everything possible to make sure whatever Arsenal offers Sanchez will be good enough to make him to stay put.
Alexis Sanchez signed for Arsenal during the 2014 summer transfer window, from Barcelona and has since gone on to underline his importance in the North London club. He finished as their top scorer last season even though Olivier Giroud was supposed to be Arsenal’s beacon in the 18-yard box. This season has seen the Chilean bag 13 in 20 matches. Wenger faces a tough choice and can not afford to repeat the mistakes he made with Fabregas, Clichy, Nasri and most especially Robin Van Persie.
The shrewd manager’s insistence on operating on “positively” balanced club coffers has seen him continuously promote, guide and build youths from the academy. But recent events have exposed him to be having a hard time keeping them happy the moment they turn into superstars.
Former Gunners’ midfielder, Cesc Fabregas was in similar position, finally leaving for Barcelona after years of contract tussles. Manchester City left-back, Gael Clichy had the same issue with Wenger’s negotiating style and after being presented with an unsatisfactory offer left for the Etihad outfit. The same could be said of current Sevilla midfielder, Samir Nasri who bolted out of the club upon receiving a better offer from the blue side of Manchester.s
One would have thought that the Wenger, after seeing his protégées leave for rival clubs, should have taken precautionary measures to prevent future heartbreaks. Wrong. The biggest blow came in 2012, when then club skipper, Van Persie left at the prime of his career for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester united and out rightly helped the Red Devils to a 13th Premier League title the following year.