To acquire Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal may have to sell seven players, as the PSG player is “willing to join.”

To acquire Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal may have to sell seven players, as the PSG player is “willing to join.”

It would take a big pay cut for Arsenal before they could welcome Kylian Mbappe to north London.

With Kylian Mbappe’s enormous £62 million annual wage, Arsenal may be able to afford to let go of a number of high earners, as the Paris Saint-Germain forward is rumored to be ‘ready to join’ the Emirates. Even though Mikel Arteta would have to completely overhaul the team’s current salary structure, he is more than capable of making the required sacrifices. Sporttoday lists seven players who may give way for the World Cup winner.

It would make perfect sense for Arteta to let go of Partey in order to save £62 million in wages each year. The midfield player, who earns £10.4 million a year, has had a difficult season due to injuries, appearing in only four Premier League games.

Aaron Ramsdale

Now that David Raya is the clear number one, Arsenal doesn’t need to spend a lot of money on a backup goalie. Ramsdale earns an incredible £6.2 million a season despite having a small part at the Emirates Stadium.


When the Italian’s £5.7 million-a-year contract ends this summer, he’ll probably no longer be covered by payroll. Arsenal has the option to extend Jorginho’s contract by an additional year, but they have not indicated that they want to exercise it.

Kieran Tierney

According to Tierney, who is on loan at Real Sociedad, he is enjoying every second of it. At left-back, Arteta already has plenty of choices, and by the beginning of the following campaign, everyone would be happy if Tierney was making £5.7 million somewhere else.

Kai Havertz

Havertz is at the top of Arteta’s wage bill, earning an astounding £14.6 million annually, but he hasn’t done enough to warrant such a sacrifice in an effort to slash wages valued just under £62 million.

Reiss Nelson

Nelson, an academy graduate, received a £5.2 million contract from Arsenal as a thank you for his commitment. This means that he will be paid more than either Jurrien Timber or Leandro Trossard. However, the winger hasn’t started a single Premier League game this season, therefore he will undoubtedly need to be cut in order to accommodate Mbappe’s pay demands.

Gabriel Jesus

In 2022, the Gunners signed Jesus to an incredible £13.8 million annual contract in an attempt to entice him away from Manchester City. So, in addition to the four Premier League goals he has managed this season, Arteta would have hoped for more.

Eddie Nketiah provides protection for Arsenal at the top, and if the north Londoners shed the seven stars in question—who earn an incredible £61.6 million a season—Mbappe would be a top-tier Jesus substitute.

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