Wenger urged to dump Arsenal flops to fund Van Persie mega contract

Former England and Aston Villa boss Graham Taylor says Arsenal can fund a new contract for Robin van Persie by clearing out the dead wood.
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Former England and Aston Villa boss Graham Taylor says Arsenal can fund a new contract for Robin van Persie by clearing out the dead wood.

Taylor wrote in the Daily Express: "Maybe to help finance paying Van Persie the big bucks, Arsenal should stop the culture of paying their average players very un-average wages.

"Players such as Nicklas Bendtner, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou, Carlos Vela, Denilson and Marouane Chamakh do not deserve to be earning between £40,000 and £60,000 a week. If Wenger can sell them, he should – as quickly as possible.

"The overall quality of Arsenal’s squad needs to improve.

"The fact they are still in the top four shows they have a good first XI but the lack of depth in the squad is highlighted by the fact they are also out of all the cups."

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