Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, has stated that the club needs to do all it takes to keep their star player, Alexis Sanchez, regardless of his wage demands.
Alexis Sanchez is reportedly demanding for £300,000 a week which will smash Arsenal’s wage structure ad he only had a year left on his contract at the club. And other top clubs like Bayern Munich and Arsenal are currently jostling for his signature.
The English Premier League title as eluded the club for over a decade now and according to Ray Parlour the club has to break that chain because it’s been long enough.
The former English player believes Arsenal have to do all it takes to tie the Chilean international down to a long term contract to fend off interest from other clubs.
“The management have to ensure that he stays for a long time and pay them what they demand” Ray said in his interview with Talksport. “They need to take a stand. If I was in their shoes, I would ask Sanchez what he wants.”
“If he and his agent demand for £300,000, we need to pay them.”
“Arsenal came fifth last season and that’s not a standard that is great for a club of this statue. But it’s great they ended the season with a silverware.”
“It’s great that the manager’s problem has been sorted out and now they have to focus on the state of the players at the club.”
“In order to be able to compete in the league with clubs like Manchester City, United, Chelsea and other clubs in the league. They need to hold on to their best players.”
Arsenal’s Player Of The Season
Alexis Sanchez ended last season on a high as he took home the award for Player of the season at the club with a 30 goals return in all competition for the club.