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Arsenal stars scoop £12m in wages after FA Cup win despite failure to reach Champions League

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FA CUP winners Arsenal have clawed back £12million in wages after Saturday’s triumph.

Mikel Arteta’s squad agreed to a 12.5 per cent annual pay cut to help with the financial problems of coronavirus.

Arsenal came from behind to beat rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final

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Arsenal came from behind to beat rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup finalCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Players were promised they would get their money back if they made the Champions League.

And despite not doing that, qualifying for the Europa League by winning the Cup means the cut will be just 7.5 per cent.

It means Arsenal will save £18m on their £240m annual wage bill rather than the £30m originally envisaged.

But that will be offset by the £25m windfall of Europa League qualification and £3.6m in prize money for winning the FA Cup.


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The Gunners were the only Premier League club to impose a salary cut and not a wage deferral.

The refund will not apply to Arteta and other senior executives, who agreed a one-off reduction of 30 per cent.

Arsenal’s players now have just three weeks before pre-season training starts on August 22.

That is just six days before the Community Shield match with Liverpool.

At least Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi will be well rested after missing Saturday’s Cup final to go on vacation.

Ozil flew to Istanbul last week, while Guendouzi took to Instagram to post a picture from his holiday.

Arsenal hero Emiliano Martinez wins over yet more fans after being heard saying ‘I don’t care about money’ after cup win

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Conor McGregor reveals sensational plans to fight Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East

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Conor McGregor has made sensational claims he will fight Manny Pacquiao in a blockbuster clash in the Middle East.

The retired UFC star released a series of explosive tweets on Friday night detailing the reason behind his decision to walk away from the sport earlier this summer, and even showed private Instagram messages between him and Dana White

McGregor was keen to fight on several cards but revealed that he decided to announce his retirement – his third in just four years – when the coronavirus pandemic hit after being told he would have to wait until fans could return. 

Conor McGregor has claimed he will fight Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East

Conor McGregor has claimed he will fight Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East

McGregor made the claims during a rant on social media about his decision to quit the UFC

McGregor made the claims during a rant on social media about his decision to quit the UFC

WBA world champion Pacquiao has been linked with fighting McGregor for some tim

WBA world champion Pacquiao has been linked with fighting McGregor for some tim

McGregor posted footage on his social media of his shadow boxing in a ring this week

The footage will only intensify the speculation after McGregor made his sensational claims on Twitter

McGregor posted footage on his social media of his shadow boxing in a ring this week

From the messages, which were exchanged back in February, McGregor had asked White to be put on multiple bills or for an event of his own, mentioning Justin Gaethje and Diego Sanchez as possible opponents.

‘I was pushing hard for the season. Multiple opponents, multiple dates offered throughout,’ McGregor began his post on Twitter on Friday night. ‘All to take place back to back. Then when covid hit and the talk was that I would have to wait for crowds again, I walked away from the situation. I was waiting long enough at that stage.’

The the Irishman revealed his outrageous plans. ‘Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a f***,’ he continued. ‘I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.

‘It will be a true honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era, afraid of a fight.’

It is often wise to take what McGregor has to say with a pinch of salt but this crossover fight has been talked about for some time and would generate serious interest.

McGregor was ranting on Twitter about his decision to quit UFC when he made the claims

McGregor was ranting on Twitter about his decision to quit UFC when he made the claims 

The Notorious One released a number of private messages he sent Dana White in February

The Notorious One released a number of private messages he sent Dana White in February

McGregor and Pacquiao are two of the biggest fighting stars worldwide with the former the first ever UFC champion to hold two belts in different divisions simultaneously and the latter a eight-weight world boxing champion.

Pacquiao last fought in July 2019, defeating Keith Thurman to win the WBA world welterweight title while McGregor obliterated Donald Cerrone in his comeback UFC fight in January. 

McGregor has famously switched codes before, when he lost to Floyd Mayweather in a money-spinning boxing fight back in August 2017 and has since regularly spoken about his desire to return to the ring again.

McGregor famously made the switch to boxing to take on Floyd Mayweather in 2017

McGregor famously made the switch to boxing to take on Floyd Mayweather in 2017

The Irishman obliterated Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in his last fight back in January

The Irishman obliterated Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in his last fight back in January

Pacquiao hasn't fought since beating Keith Thurman and planned to fight in Middle East next

Pacquiao hasn’t fought since beating Keith Thurman and planned to fight in Middle East next

It was only last month that McGregor, who recently posted footage of him shadow boxing on social media, suggested a fight between the pair was on when he tweeted ‘accepted’ in Tagalog – the language of the Philippines. 

Pacquiao has a huge following in the Middle East and plans were being put in place for him to fight there next against Terrence Crawford or another pound-for-pound star before the pandemic threw a spanner in the works.

It is not clear if McGregor’s claims have any truth to them but Pacquiao and his team would have no doubts they could easily defeat the Irishman in a ring.

Only last month, Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, Justin Fortune said: ‘Manny will destroy Conor McGregor inside three rounds.

‘He will obliterate him too fast and too strong as an amazing fighter. McGregor is nothing.’ 

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8.35pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Sancho bid UPDATE, Alex Telles EXCLUSIVE, Ansu Fati target, Smalling future

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MANCHESTER UNITED are still very much in the mix for Jadon Sancho, but are reported lined up Barcelona’s Ansu Fati as an alternative.

And the Red Devils will also reportedly sign a new centre-back, but only if Chris Smalling is sold.

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8pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edouard Mendy DONE DEAL, Rice LATEST, Jorginho to Arsenal link, Rudiger to PSG

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CHELSEA wrapped up a 6-0 win over Barnsley as Kai Havertz made a huge statement with a brilliant hat-trick.

And there was more good news for the Blues as Edouard Mendy signed a contract, with an announcement set for the morning.

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