ARSENAL STARS LUCAS PEREZ, KIERAN GIBBS AND WOJCIECH AMONGST THOSE WHO WANTS TO QUIT BUT FEAR ARSENE
Source: The Sun- ARSENAL’S fringe players fear they are being priced out of a summer transfer switch.
A number of the Gunners’ squad are unhappy with the sky-high prices quoted to potential buyers.
Arsenal players including Kieran Gibbs feel they are being frozen out of moves away
Newcastle were stunned by their £15million valuation of full-back Kieran Gibbs, who only has a year remaining on his contract.
Keeper Wojciech Szczesny is priced at a whopping £20million and Lucas Perez at £15m, despite barely playing since joining in 2016.
Keeper David Ospina’s proposed move to Fenerbahce could also collapse after Arsenal raised their asking price at the last minute.
Emirates chiefs are even demanding fees for long-term outcasts Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell.
Arsenal have told Juventus to pay £20m for Wojciech Szczesny
Flop striker Lucas Perez is unhappy and wants to return to Spain
But boss Arsene Wenger is under pressure to cut the club’s soaring wage bill to avoid breaching Prem regulations.
New rules prevent a club from using Sky TV money to increase their salary obligations by more than £7million a year.
So any extra rise has to be financed by an increase in commercial activity — or player sales.
Arsenal are even demanding money for Mathieu Debuchy
If Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil accept Arsenal’s double-your-money contract offers, it would add £14million to the wage bill.
Wenger must also offer big wages to lure Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette or Monaco’sKylian Mbappe to the Emirates.
So Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud could be sold to balance the books.