Arsenal offer Alexis Sanchez mammoth £300000-a-week contract

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City both remain linked with Sanchez, although neither side appear to have made a bid just yet, despite the forward now being in the final year of his contract.

However, speaking on The Debate, Merson insists the Gunners could change their stance if it was the Ligue 1 champions that came calling.

Of those to have struck the right balance when it comes to freshening up their ranks this summer, Wenger considers Manchester City to have enjoyed the most "spectacular" window.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, though, has told SFR Sport that he is not "super optimistic" that Sanchez will sign a new contact.

Alexis suggested to team-mates last week that he's prepared to stay at Arsenal for the forthcoming campaign and leave on a free transfer next summer but the fact that he'll be absent tomorrow, and possibly for next weekend's tie with Stoke City, has led to further speculation.

Although PSG have been targeting Sanchez, it seemed extremely unlikely for him to join the French club after they secured the services of Neymar from Barcelona.

However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that his star player is not for sale, and is even willing to lose him for nothing next season if they cannot tempt Sanchez to sign a new deal.

"However, it's the Man City situation that's the concern and we've seen it all before with Robin van Persie's move to Manchester United". "We have watched and admired him for some time as he has all the attributes I look for in an Arsenal player". He was showing his frustrations and it didn't look good.

"He is out for a while, I don't know is it two weeks, one more week". That's not Sanchez though, he's world class'.



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