Boss refuses to be drawn on Alexis £300,000 offer

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Wenger refutes suggestions Sanchez was forced to play

Earlier this week it was reported that Arsenal are preparing a record £300,000 week deal for Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean has been the team’s most effective performer this season, scoring 22 goals and providing 14 assists, and with supposed interest from the likes of Man City, Chelsea and PSG, a mega-money deal could help ward off those suitors and help convince him stat at the club.

Asked about the offer at his press conference today, Arsene Wenger said, “First of all, I cannot confirm that we have offered that.

“Secondly, we will do as always. We have to consider our financial potential to sustain the wages for the whole squad.

“What is for sure is that what is paid per week today was 20 years ago per year. Will that continue to go up? I don’t know. I’m always tempted to say no but I was wrong on that front.”

Sanchez was also nominated for the PFA Player’s Player of the Year award, something that pleased the Arsenal manager.

“I’m very happy because it rewards a very strong season if you look at his numbers,” he said.

“His goalscoring record is good, his assists are good and I believe that the combination of goalscoring and assists always shows the quality of a player.”

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