Bukayo Saka Goes Pay Rise As Arsenal Players Go For 12.5 Per Cent Pay Cut

Bukayo Saka Pay Rise

Bukayo Saka looks set for a significant pay rise in a new contract despite Arsenal seeking wage cuts among their squad due to the coronavirus outbreak.

After a stand-off between the board and players, the north London club are now set to agree a plan for players to take a 12.5 per cent pay cut due to lost revenue from the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Despite this agreement being made, the Arsenal starlet will earn significantly more than his current £5,000-a-week wages when the new deal is signed, according to The Athletic.

The London-born winger's emergence has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United, but boss Mikel Arteta has remained confident of securing Saka's long-term future.

‘'The club is doing what it has to do and is having conversations. (Hopefully) we'll get it resolved'’, Arteta told The Sun last month.

Arsenal's agreement of pay cuts includes a clause that will see players recoup their lost wages should they qualify for next season's Champions League plus a bonus of £100,000.

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The 12.5 percent reduction will be for an entire year, from April 2020 to March 2021.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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