Arsenal legend tells Ozil and Sanchez to forget about Man United-level wages

Perry Groves has a warning for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez about their new Arsenal contracts

Perry Groves has warned Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez that Arsenal will not be able to offer them wages as high as some of Manchester United’s top players.

The Arsenal duo are both currently in negotiations with the north London club about new contracts, with their current deals set to expire in the summer of 2018.

It has been reported in the British media in recent days that Ozil and Sanchez are set to demand as much as £250,000 a week from Arsenal if they are to commit their futures to the Gunners.

That would place them as two of the highest earning players in the Premier League, with Paul Pobga and Zlatan Ibrahimovic believed to be on similar wages at Manchester United.

However, Arsenal legend Groves believes that the north London club would simply not be willing to pay the duo that much.

Speaking in an interview with The Sun, as quoted by The London Evening Standard, Groves said: “Sanchez is enjoying his football; and playing well.

“Ozil was as slow burner but now they are the two big players.

“They won’t get the money Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba are on, that’s not going to happen as the club [Arsenal] have a different wage structure.”

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