Arsenal is sitting at the wrong end of the Premier League table and if they are relegated this season, it has now emerged that their players face enormous pay cuts.
This term, the Gunners have won just four of their opening 14 league games, and are without a win since beating Manchester United on November 1.
Everton’s loss on Saturday meant that Arsenal will be just four points clear of the bottom three at Christmas with a London derby against Chelsea up next for Mikel Arteta’s side in the Premier League.
The Gunners could, however, also take on Manchester City this evening in the Carabao Cup, with full LIVE commentary on talkSPORT, and poor results could see Arteta sacked before New Year in these upcoming matches.
But the Gunners players face drastic pay cuts if Arteta, or any possible substitute, will not steer Arsenal away from the drop.
According to the Mail, if the club is relegated to the Championship, many Arsenal players will have their pay cut by 25 percent with an estimated £ 37.5 million knocked off the annual wage bill of the Gunners.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil are considered to be the club’s top earners, both on £ 350,000 a week, while a reported £ 220,000 a week is charged for summer signing Willian.
It would be devastating for Arsenal to drop out of the Premier League, but this season the Gunners ARE in a relegation battle.
According to former Prem Ace Gabby Agbonlahor, who told talkSPORT, “Now it’s serious. At first, they all laughed at Arsenal and how they were battling and fighting in a relegation match. Probably, I do believe now they are.
The way they play, they don’t show confidence and when the manager comes out after the game and says they’ve been the better team in the last few games and just don’t get the results, it’s even more worrisome.”