Arsenal legend Tony Adams says the club's transfer and wage policies are now coming back to bite them. Adams believes one of Arsenal's greatest failings is a wage structure that pays top players too little and average players too much.

"I know Arsene would not spend £25million on buying Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for example, no matter how much he might need a new keeper," Adams told

"I think that is a great policy, but the club needs to restructure its wages spend, that is a vastly different matter.

"The club are paying in excess of £150million on players' wages but there have been a lot of average players on £50,000 a week when the big teams now need four or five players on a lot of money.

"Arsenal do not attract those big players because of their wages structure."

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