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​Arsenal FURIOUS as outcasts refuse to take pay-cuts

Arsenal are being held back in their revenue raising ambitions by their players unwillingness to take pay-cuts.

The Gunners are set to shed £19m off their annual wage bill with a huge clear out this summer, but prospective buyers are being put off by the wage demands that the players desire.

Jack Wilshere, David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy have all been told they can leave this summer.

Watford want to sign Kieran Gibbs, but the left-back has reportedly refused to take a pay-cut. Ditto for Calum Chambers, who Frank de Boer wants to sign for Crystal Palace.

Wilshere has become a target of Turkish up and comers, Antalyaspor, who has Samuel Eto'o and Sandro on their books.

Perez is desperate to leave the club, with a return to Deportivo La Coruna preferred. Debuchy and Ospina both have had prospective moves to Nice and Fenerbahce fall through at the last hurdle, while Jenkinson has been surprisingly linked with a move to Serie A.

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