• Most of squad agree 12.5% pay cut in first for Premier League
  • Talks continue with small number of Mikel Arteta’s players

Most of Arsenal’s first-team players and all the coaching staff have agreed to take pay cuts of up to 12.5% over the next year. The club announced on Monday that Mikel Arteta’s squad had accepted their proposal in the first development of its type in the Premier League, although a handful are, in fact, understood still to be in discussions about the deal.

Talks are ongoing with a small number of players – thought to be fewer than five. The proposal remains on the table and there have been no outright rejections; hope remains that, when individual circumstances have been accounted for and minds put at ease, the entire squad will have signed up to the club’s course of action.

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