Robin van Persie has warned Arsenal that they risk losing their top players if they are not offered more money. Arsenal currently pay less than other clubs of similar magnitude and the Dutch striker believes that this could break up the talented team, or at least that is what The Daily Mail says.
Matthieu Flamini has already left the club this summer and he could be followed out the door by Alexander Hleb before long. And now the likes of Barcelona are looking at Arsenal to strengthen their squad. Reports in Spain this morning said that Adebayor has attracted the interest of Pep Guardiola and he could join the Catalan club for £23 million.
The squad, which is undoubtedly talented is facing an exodus if they do not pay their players more and start winning trophies. Flamini said upon joining AC Milan that Arsenal’s failure to win trpohies was a factor in his decision to leave the club.
Should Arsenal wish to mount a serious title challenge next year they will have to keep their top players, bring in some more top players and all of this will require some heavy investment. If the shareholders are not ready to supports that investment, then the club could find itself in trouble in a couple of seasons as it will look to play catch to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United who are both investing heavily.
[Source: The Daily Mail]