Money not enough to keep Alexis Sanchez: Arsene Wenger

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 13:11 IST | IANS

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opined that an enhanced financial package may not be enough to keep in-form forward Alexis Sanchez with the former English Premier League (EPL) champions

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opined that an enhanced financial package may not be enough to keep in-form forward Alexis Sanchez with the former English Premier League (EPL) champions.

The Chile international is currently the joint top scorer in the EPL along with Chelsea striker Diego Costa, having found the net 11 times.

"Well, I would like to say the luxury of the modern game should be it's not only about the money, because the players make anyway wherever they play good money at this level. I believe personally, and maybe I am a bit naive, that it's more about getting to meet the player's needs.

 That's more about the way the club has values, the way the club has ambition, the way the club respects the players," Wenger was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

"So I think that is more important nowadays and an important ingredient for every player to consider. The money is good everywhere for everybody," he added.

Sanchez's contract with Arsenal runs till 2018. He arrived at the London club from Barcelona in 2014 for £30 million. He earns a weekly salary of around £130,000.

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