Arsenal ready to make attacking star club’s highest paid player

Arsenal are ready to offer Alexis Sanchez a fresh contract that will make him the their top earner, according to reports from ESPN.

The Chile international has been a huge hit since joining the Gunners from Barcelona in a deal worth over £30m last year, with his form justifying the Londoners’ efforts to beat Liverpool to his signature.

Sanchez has already hit 21 league goals since his arrival while helping the club to FA Cup glory last term, and it’s believed that Arsene Wenger values him as one of his key players.

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And reports claim that Arsenal are willing to reflect that with a new contract that will put the South American ahead of team-mates such as club record signing Mesut Ozil in terms of salary.

Sanchez’s current deal doesn’t expire until 2018, but the club are eager to prevent him from entering the last 24 months of his agreement and are keen to reward his form.