Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has now refused to accept the wage demands of Alexis Sanchez, stating that he cannot take the risk of putting the club “in trouble” and hold on to their star player.

Arsenal Boss Wenger Wont Break Arsenal Wage Structure To Keep Alexis SanchezSanchez’s current contract at Arsenal is set to expire at the end of the next season and now he is under the radar of top-flight European clubs – including PSG, Chelsea, Juventus, Manchester United, Manchester City and Inter Milan.The Chilean has also been linked with a mega money move to the Chinese Super League.

Arsenal Boss Wenger Wont Break Arsenal Wage Structure To Keep Alexis SanchezWenger’s current deal expires at the end of the season and now he does not want to disrupt the club’s wage structure by offering Sanchez the hiked wage packet that the Chilean demanded. The Frenchman also accentuated that Arsenal need to be careful.

Arsenal Boss Wenger Wont Break Arsenal Wage Structure To Keep Alexis SanchezWenger said: “We have to consider our financial potential, to sustain the wages for the whole squad.”

“You have many different opinions there. Some people tell me, ‘just give him what he wants.”

“But then you cannot respect anymore the wage structure, and you put the club in trouble as well.”

Arsenal Boss Wenger Wont Break Arsenal Wage Structure To Keep Alexis SanchezSanchez has displayed sensational form for Arsenal this season and has 18 Premier League goals and nine assists to his name so far. However his incredible form has not been enough to guarantee Arsenal a place in the top-four yet and the Gunners also crashed out of the Champions League this season and now Wenger is facing the hat after their disastrous run of results in the Premier League.

However, Wenger is confident that Sanchez will definitely reject a tempting move to the Chinese Super League.

Arsenal Boss Wenger Wont Break Arsenal Wage Structure To Keep Alexis SanchezWenger said: “Every club and every player has to make decisions. Where are your priorities? Where do you want to play?”

“The first priority for top players is to play with the best players and in the best league. After that, it is not about choosing to go to China because you earn big money. You make big money in England as well.”

“You have the best combination of playing at the top and big money is in England, at the moment. So, for me, China is not a debate.”

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Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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