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Arsenal star’s hefty demands leaves cause for concern

The Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern think he’s worth every penny…

Conversation surrounding Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy is a near-daily topic in the Football Transfer Tavern, with the French boss shaped in a very different mould to his Premier League adversaries.

Much has been made about his unwillingness to spend big in the Premier League, though he allayed the fears of the Arsenal fans in attendance over the last few weeks with the big money signings of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez respectively.

One issue that has plagued the Gunners in the Tavern in recent weeks has been somewhat closer to home, however. They have been less focused on who might be coming into the club – and much more worried about who might be leaving…

Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are entering the penultimate year of their contracts with the Gunners, and that has left some of the Arsenal faithful sweating on the future of their key forwards.

To make matters worse – it looks like Arsene Wenger could have a job on his hands to ensure that at least one of these stars is kept happy…

According to the Mirror, Alexis Sanchez has laid out a list of demands for his purported new contract with Arsenal, with demands including a hefty increase in salary and the insertion of a buy-out clause.

They add that as a result, the Chilean’s future looks uncertain at present.

We brought you news of his improved salary request yesterday, and our landlord feels that that is simply par for the course given Sanchez’s excellent form since his arrival in London. What he feels leaves cause for concern is Sanchez’ demand for the inclusion of a buy-out clause.

This is a sentiment echoed by some of the Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern today, with many feeling that a buy-out clause is asking for trouble going forward.

A typically foreign concept, buy-out clauses are the norm in countries like Spain, and they have allowed players like Diego Costa to come to England for fees far below their estimated worth.

One resident football expert in the Tavern has claimed that the inclusion of a clause, when it is not the law, implies that a player is looking to get out of the club at some point in the future. This has got the Arsenal fans in in the Tavern this evening very worried…

One fan leaning up against the bar thinks that Sanchez could be looking for a way out of the club sooner rather than later.

It looks like it’s going to be far from plain sailing as Arsene Wenger looks to tie Sanchez down to a long term deal…

Arsenal fans – we want to hear from you! Does Sanchez’s buyout clause demand worry you?

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