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Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are reportedly both demanding new contracts worth a staggering £290,000-a-week in order to commit their futures.

According to the Evening Standard, talks have ground to a halt again as the star duo want to be paid in line with the biggest names in the Premier League.
That would involve going from around £140,000-a-week which is what they currently earn up to £290,000-a-week, which in turn would place them alongside the likes of Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
With just 18 months remaining on both their contracts, this is the last thing that Arsenal supporters will want to hear as it will only lead to further anxiousness over whether or not they’ll commit their futures.
As seen in the 5-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday, Sanchez and Ozil are crucial parts of Arsene Wenger’s side as they push for silverware this season, and an inability to match their ambition and financial requests will not go down well with fans.
It’s claimed in the report that Arsenal are willing to go up to £200,000-a-week for the pair, but that isn’t going to be enough to satisfy them as they are looking for the club to scrap their wage structure and pay them the kind of money their European counterparts are receiving.
The longer the delay goes on, the more concerning it will become for all involved in the situation. Naturally, Arsenal will not want to lose their big names and neither Sanchez nor Ozil will want to leave north London given the progress they’re making and how settled they are.
In turn, Arsenal fans will hope that a compromise is reached in negotiations, but it looks as though the respective parties will be far away when they next sit down at the table as the club look to follow up the success of convincing Hector Bellerin to pen a new deal and commit his future last month.
Arsenal more clinical this season, says Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been impressed with his team’s improvement on goal this season and thinks they’re finishing has improved since last term.
The Gunners climbed up to second in the Premier League table over the weekend thanks to a superb 5-1 victory away to West Ham United in the London Stadium.
Arsenal have been in superb form this season and have not lost in the top flight since the opening game of the season against Liverpool.
Alexis Sanchez joined Diego Costa on 11 league goals at the top of the scoring charts with his hat-trick on Saturday evening and Wenger believes his side have definitely improved their finishing.
“We can do better, there is still room for improvement,” Wenger said, via the club’s official website. “Certainly our percentage of chances converted was not the best. It is not in line with what we have done since the start of the season. Mainly in the second half.
“Ideally you want to kill teams off earlier. But I must say, though, that since the start of the season, the quality of our finishing compared to the chances we have created is quite good. Certainly much better than last year. We miss only 20 per cent of our chances this year.” Liverpool are the leading scorers in the Premier League so far this season with 35 goals but Arsenal are ranked second just two goals back on 33.
The league leaders, Chelsea, moved up to 32 with their three goals away to Manchester City at the weekend.

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