Date: 13th April 2017 at 6:46pm
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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been offered an eye-watering £300,000 a week deal to stay at the Emirates Stadium, according to The Evening Standard.

The Chile international has been in stunning form for the Gunners this term, netting 18 goals and laying on nine assists in just 30 Premier League games for Arsene Wenger’s side to help them to sixth place in the Premier League.

However, with his contract set to expire at the end of next season, the 28-year-old’s future has been subject to much speculation over the past few months, with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain all heavily linked with the in-form forward.

Yet this is a serious statement of intent from Arsenal if they have indeed offered Sanchez a £300,000 a week deal, as it would make him the highest paid player in the top-flight ahead of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who currently earns £290,000 a week.

Whether Sanchez agrees to extend his stay in North London remains to be seen, but what is clear is that he and the rest of the Arsenal squad need to up their game between now and May after a woeful run of form which has seen them lose five of their last eight Premier League games.

Manager Wenger is under intense pressure and is facing the prospect of missing out on a top four finish for the first time as Gunners boss, but victory over relegation-threatened Middlesbrough on Monday (8pm kick-off) would just about keep them in the running for Champions League qualification.

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