Arsenal players holding out for wage deferral as pay cut is rejected

16 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images Arsenal's players, which last year cashed in wages of £231.7 million, represented by Hector Bellerin, would be willing to accept a wage deferral, with the club seemingly making a conciliatory comment on the ongoing discussions.

The club said in a statement their executive team has volunteered to waive more than a third of their earnings over the next 12 months.

Arsenal are not currently intending to use the government's furlough scheme.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Arsenal's players have rejected the club's proposal to take a pay cut of 12.5 per cent, in case Champions League football for next season is not secured, to help carry the financial burden of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Guardian.

Though they didn't comment on the reported dismissal of their proposal, Arsenal said in a statement on their website that the crisis' impact on the club's revenues were putting their operating model under pressure.

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