After a blistering start to the season, it seemed like the one thing Arsenal could not do is lose Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean forward has 18 goals and nine assists to his name so far this campaign and was carrying Arsenal on his back in the early going.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Sanchez was part of a six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year, alongside Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku.
However, the last few weeks haven't been great for Sanchez or Arsenal.
The Gunners have only won two of their last eight games and the 3-0 humbling courtesy of Crystal Palace last time out turned the heat up on Arsene Wenger like never before.
Rumours of a £200 million shakeup at the Emirates Stadium this summer surfaced earlier this week and reports suggest that many believe Wenger will still be the man to spend that money.
It appears as though the Gunners aren't just prepared to spend money in the transfer marker, but they are gong to do it in-house, too.
The Evening Standard is reporting that Arsenal are going to offer Alexis Sanchez £300,000-a-week to stay in the red half of north London and ward off interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris-Saint Germain.
The player himself fuelled talk of a move to champions elect Chelsea last month when he said: "I'd like to stay in the city but with a team that is winning things, that has a winning mentality.
"I'm 28 years old, I still have a lot of years ahead of me. I am a player who looks after himself."
Arsenal, who are now seven points behind Manchester City in fourth place, cannot afford another Robin van Persie to Manchester United scenario and are willing to make Sanchez the highest paid player in Premier League history.
He would earn £10,000-a-week more than Paul Pogba and the 28-year-old would more than double Mesut Ozil's £140,000-a-week, currently the highest at the club.
If the club cannot make the Champions League, though, why would Sanchez stay? Reports of a training ground bust-up and several instances of visible frustration during defeats suggests that the former Barcelona man has had enough.
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