Arsenal to rip up wage structure to compete for world's best talent

Arsenal are ready to scrap their wage structure to help them compete for the world's best players.

The Sunday Mirror says the current limit is about £100,000 a week.

But amid the fall-out from their ­disastrous 4-0 Champions League defeat at AC Milan there is an acceptance among the Gunners hierarchy that there must be a major change of direction.

The board believe there are ­extensive funds available for ­manager Arsene Wenger’s transfer ­targets.

But Arsenal have found to their cost in recent times that the lure of sky-high wages offered by the likes of Manchester City can tempt ­talented young players to leave. Last summer, they lost France ­midfielder Samir Nasri to City where he is earning a ­reported £200,000 a week.

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