Arsenal's wages have been revealed and fans are astonished to learn that Nicolas Pepe and Thomas Partey are two of the club's top three earners.
Partey, who earns a reported £200,000-a-week, briefly became the highest-paid player at the Emirates following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, though has since been overtaken by new signing Gabriel Jesus, who is on £265,000-a-week, according to figures provided by Spotrac.
In spite of the torrid three years he's spent in north London, Pepe remains one of Arsenals' highest-earning stars on £140,000-a-week, and the fact that he's making more money than some of the club's best young talents has rubbed a fair few Gunners fans up the wrong way.
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"How on earth is Pepe still one of our biggest earners? Get that guy out man," one fan tweeted. "Pepe being on here is a joke," another wrote, while a third commented: "How can we be a serious club when we're paying Pepe that much??"
A fourth said: "Pepe earning 5 times as much as Saka and Partey earning 10 times as much as Smith-Rowe! Nahh."
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Elsewhere, Hector Bellerin is still in the club's top five earners on £110,000-a-week, despite spending last season on loan at Real Betis, while newly-appointed skipper Martin Odegaard is on £80,000-a-week.
Further down the list, Bukayo Saka is making a measly £30,000-a-week, despite being voted Arsenal Player of the Year last season, while fellow starlet Emile Smith-Rowe is on just £20,000-a-week. Contract talks have been ongoing for Saka.
Meanwhile William Saliba, who has looked fabulous in pre-season following loan spells at Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille, is earning just a third (£40,000-a-week) of what centre back partner Benjamin White is making (£120,000-a-week).
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