Report: Arsenal planning on offering Alexis Sanchez new five-year deal

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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez could be rewarded for his excellent attitude and work-rate.

According to a report in the Mirror, Arsenal are planning on offering attacker Alexis Sanchez a new five-year deal following his success so far in North London.

The Chile international joined the Gunners in 2014 and experienced a wonderful debut season, scoring 16 Premier League goals and posting a further eight assists in in 34 Premier League starts.

He helped the North Londoners win the FA Cup, and two months later completed a dream 12 months by scoring the winning penalty in Chile’s 2015 Copa America triumph over Argentina.

His talent can’t be questioned, yet what separates him from most is his incredible attitude, work ethic and honesty and fresh reports say that Arsenal are ready to reward him with a new bumper deal.

“Arsenal are ready to offer Alexis Sanchez a five-year, £130,000-a-week new contract,” the Mirror reads.

Good timing:

With Arsenal in somewhat of a pickle in Europe [potentially domestically too after the upcoming Manchester United fixture], then the news of new deal for Sanchez now is certainly uplifting.

The talented playmaker has very much confirmed his place as the team’s leading player since joining the club – one who is undeniably in the elite world class bracket.

However, such players need trophies to coincide with incredible talents and the Gunners can’t afford to underperform if they wish to keep potential suitors off making any attempts to lure him away.

Penning Sanchez down to a new bumper five-year deal will give them security, as the potential scenario of a trophy-less season could place Arsenal in an uncomfortable spot with the Chilean’s current deal expiring in two and a half years’ time.

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