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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given a positive update in regards to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez contract talks, he revealed the club are ready to offer their two-star players more than £200,000-a-week to fend off offers in China.
Wenger said “It always starts with money, it finishes with money and in between the players want to stay or want to go,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS.
“When the players want to stay it’s easier to find an agreement. We can certainly find an agreement. You cannot put the club in jeopardy as well for the players.
“I think no matter what happens we’ll try to keep them and we’ll go as high as we can and if we cannot go further, we cannot go further. That’s basically it. That’s the way you have to manage a football club.
“We are not scared to spend the money, and we are not scared to show the players we love them and we want them to earn big money but we have to have a line of conduct.
“What is absolutely fantastic for the players today is the club for me is about identity, about values and we have as well to work from that.”
Wenger also confirm Sanchez is closer to signing for Arsenal as he is convinced Arsenal will do all what it will take to keep their star striker.
The 28-year-old has less than 18month left in his current contract at Arsenal and has been in on-off negotiations about a new deal for most of the past year Wenger says there is “a line” that Arsenal will not cross, he now expects an agreement. “Alexis Sanchez is a committed player who wants to stay,” said Wenger. “I’m convinced we’ll find an agreement. It has to be in our potential.”