Arsenal players will receive a bonus of up to £10m should they win the Europa League according to a Daily Mail exclusive on Tuesday morning.
Should Arsenal beat Chelsea in Baku they will trigger clauses in their contracts based around winning European trophies. This will see players handed payments between £100,000 and £500,000, the individual amounts dependent on the player’s contract.
The figure of £10m is a small one in the world of football and no doubt the players would receive much more than that had this been the Champions League final.
Given the amount of cash on offer for reaching the Champions League group stages, £10m is nothing to Arsenal. Or Chelsea, whose players will also receive similar stupendous bonuses for just doing their jobs.
But, as we’re always told it’s all about the trophies, not money. Unless you’re Tottenham. Then it’s not really about either, apparently.
In preparation for the final next week, Arsenal will play Austrian side LASK Linz on Thursday in a behind-doors friendly.