Alexis Sanchez will follow Mesut Ozil and demand £180kpw in his new contract if we are to believe the website, Football Insider.

They have broken both stories recently, claiming that Arsenal’s to key men both want £180kpw.

They also claim that Ozil has agreed the deal while Sanchez is set to ask for it.


Leaving aside that Football Insider is run by Wayne Veysey and, so, his track record needs to be taken into account, how on earth do they know the details of what Alexis Sanchez *will* ask for?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal lifts the trophy in celebration after the FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England. Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
New deal looming? (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Let’s be clear, they aren’t saying that he has asked, or even has been offered. They are stating what he *will* ask for.

Seems unlikely, if you ask me.

Of course, it makes sense and it’s easy to see how that story could come about and while I don’t think you’d find a single Arsenal fan who has a problem with the Chilean being paid pretty much whatever he asks for, I wouldn’t go celebrating anything just yet – you know Arsenal and contracts – the ones we want the most take the longest to sort.

For the record, The Sun claim he wants £160kpw.

It’s almost as if some of them just make it up as they go along…