Arsenal to penalise players for Champions League failure - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsene Wenger
Arsenal have announced drastic new measures which will see players taking pay cuts for poor Champions League performances.
Arsenal have consistently performed well in the competition since Arsene Wenger took over as manager. The club have said there is nothing wrong with the proposals as many clubs have clauses in player contracts which are based around individual and team performances.
It’s a very shrewd move from the club if it goes through because the Champions League is the one competition which has eluded Arsene Wenger since he took over as manager 16 years ago.
Arsenal have a number of young players in their squad on the verge of new deals and such clauses could be a main talking point when negotiations start over renewals of these contracts.
An Arsenal spokesman said on the Guardian website:
“Each player has an individual contract that contains elements of performance-r...