Arsenal are second on the premier league table with thirty one points after 14 matches. They have only lost once this season against Liverpool in August.

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In the last two to three seasons, Arsenal have tried to improve or match the wage of their top players with what is obtainable in other top premier league teams. In the last three seasons, the gunners’ wage have been increasing with nearly £30 million a season.

Arsenal wages in 2015/16 season was around £191.7 million and with Ozil and Sanchez needing an improved contract that is nearly double of what they earn now, it is only a matter of time before the once gated wage structure is torn apart.

But with clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City willing to pay any amount to get their targets, it will be catastrophic for Arsenal, if they don’t start paying big for their top players and targets.

Presently, Ozil and Sanchez are joint top Arsenal earners with £140 thousand/week. This sum maybe large but truthfully, these players will earn more in any of the top premier league teams mentioned above or elsewhere in the world.

The dilemma Arsenal is facing now, is not whether they worth it or not but the ripple effect it will generate when these players finally gets their wishes.

 

Below is table of Arsenal 2016/17 Players Wage:

Petr Cech  34 £100,000 (3 Years) 2019
David Ospina 27 £40,000 (3 Years) 2019
Shkodran Mustafi 24 £90,000 (5 years) 2021
Laurent Koscielny 30 £75,000 (1 Year) 2017
Gabriel Paulista 25 £50,000 (3 Years) 2019
Calum Chambers 21 £20,000 (4 Years) 2020
Per Mertesacker 31 £70,000 (1 Year) 2017
Rob Holding 20 £10,000 (4 Years) 2020
Nacho Monreal 30 £65,000 (3 Years) 2019
Kieran Gibbs 26 £60,000 (2 Years) 2018
Héctor Bellerín 21 £50,000 (3 Years) 2019
Carl Jenkinson 24 £45,000 (2 Years) 2018
Mathieu Debuchy 31 £70,000 (3 Years) 2019
Francis Coquelin 25 £45,000 (3 Years) 2019
Mohamed Elneny 24 £40,000 (4 Years) 2020
Aaron Ramsey 25 £110,000 (2 Years) 2018
Granit Xhaka  23 £90,000 (5 Years) 2021
Jack Wilshere (Loaned-out) 24 £90,000 (2 Years) 2018
Santi Cazorla 31 £90,000 (Last Year) 2017
Mesut Özil 27 £140,000 (2 Year) 2018
Alex Iwobi 20 £30,000 (4 Years) 2020
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 23 £65,000 (2 Year) 2018
Alexis Sánchez 27 £140,000 (2 Year) 2018
Theo Walcott 27 £110,000 (3 Years) 2019
Olivier Giroud 29 £100,000 (2 Year) 2018
Danny Welbeck 25 £70,000 (3 Years) 2019
Lucas Perez 27 £70,000 (4 Years) 2020

 

With the above table indices, it shows that Arsenal average player’s wage/week is approximately £68 thousand. If the demands of Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil are met, it will catapult the average wage/week to nearly £74 thousand/week.

These two players are on top form now and the importance of the duo can’t be over emphasised. It will be a statement of intent [from Arsenal] if they are rewarded with their wished wages. They have scored a combined 15 goals nearly half of the 33 goals Arsenal have scored in the premier league so far.

 

GOALS PREMIER LEAGUE ASSISTS P. LEAGUE
Alexis Sánchez 11 4
Mesut Özil 4 2

If Arsenal/Wenger can convince the duo that their future lies at the Emirates, it will speak volume about their title ambitions this season and beyond.

The outcome of Ozil and Sanchez contract talks will determine the quest for Arsenal glory.

C’mon Gunners!