The ongoing saga surrounding the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal has taken a new twist if we are to believe the latest report from The Mirror.
The tabloid claims that in the wake of Arsene Wenger signing a new two-year deal the duo have now teamed up to demand wages of £350,000-a-week to remain at the club.
Recent speculation has claimed Arsenal have upped their offers to the duo and are willing to make them the club’s highest ever paid players on £280,000-per-week.
However, that might not be enough with both players well aware that if they refuse to sign on, Arsenal face them walking away for free next season when their current deals expire.
The report claims Ozil has already turned down the club’s latest offer and is holding out for £350,000-a-week while Sanchez has indicated he will stay for another 12 months befor leaving.
Both Manchester City and Bayern Munich are being regularly linked with Sanchez and if he refuses to sign a contract extension the club will have a tough decision to make: either sell him to the highest bidder or face the prospect of losing him next summer on a free.
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Whether Wenger’s future now resolved the club really need to sort out the situation with both players so the club can move forward and begin planning for next season properly.