Arsenal smash wage bill to offer Sanchez £300k-a-week deal

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 13/04/2017

Arsenal are reportedly set make Alexis Sanchez the highest paid Premier League player ever in bid to stop him from leaving the Emirates this summer with a £300k-a-week.

The Chilean looks set to leave the Emirates in the summer but Gunners chiefs are prepared to smash wage structure to stop an exit as pressure mounts on the North London club's hierarchy over the future of their star man.

According to The Evening Standard, Sanchez will be offered a record £300,000-a-week to stay – smashing Arsenal’s wage structure and more than doubling his current £130k-a-week deal in the process.

Paul Pogba is currently the league’s top biller on £290k-a-week. Should the Gunners fail in their attempts, a £50million fee will be demanded for the striker, who is out of contract at the end of next season.

Arsenal fear losing their best players to an English rival, and so will resort to the last-ditch offer.

Mesut Ozil, 28, who earns £140,000-a-week, will also reportedly be presented with a similar deal.

The situation echoes that of Robin van Persie in 2012, with Arsenal selling to Manchester United after the Dutchman failed to agree terms.