Arsenal boss Wenger talking cobblers rapping Chelsea over wage bill

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is talking cobblers when criticising Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich over his massive wage bill.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is talking cobblers when criticising Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich over his massive wage bill.

The Guardian says Wenger is now believed to command comfortably the third-biggest wage bill in the Premier League.

According to analysis by the Arsenal Supporters Trust of the club's accounts released last November, the Gunners' wage commitments have risen to around £120m. By contrast Chelsea's were swollen by £12.6m in compensation payments to the two most recently departed managers, Avram Grant and Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Strip those out and Chelsea's total is, according to their most recently available accounts, a very comparable £137m.