Arsene Wenger Warns Tottenham They Risk Losing Star Players Due To Rigid Wage Structure
The Frenchman insisted that the best players in the world want to be paid well, taking a dig at Spurs.
Tottenham have a string of young stars who are making a significant impact in the Premier League this season, but their wages don’t yet match their talent.
“For a longer time, if the budget is too much different, it’s impossible,” he said.
“When you get to a level, at some stage the best players want to be paid like the other players at that level.
“If the differential is too big, you’re never able to keep your best players.”
Tottenham are currently chasing league leaders Chelsea, with a four point gap separating the two London sides.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are trailing their North London rivals by 14 points as their chances of a Champions League qualification look dim.
Arsenal themselves face losing two stars in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez after they rejected contract offers.
Wenger accentuated that he would allow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez to leave for free in a year’s time than offload the Chilean superstar to a Premier League rival.