Revealed: Arsenal set to offer Lautaro MASSIVE contract

Robin Bairner
Does a Lautaro Martinez move to Real Madrid make sense?

Arsenal will attempt to kick start their summer transfer window with a blockbuster move for Inter star Lautaro Martinez.

The Argentine is presently unhappy with his salary at Inter and is pushing to depart the Serie A champions, with the Premier League an obvious destination given the wealth of the league.

While there is certainly an arm wrestle to be had in order to release Lautaro from the Nerazzurri, the Gunners are ready to make him their second-best paid member of staff should he move to the club.

Indeed, a report from Eurosport suggests that Arsenal are willing to offer Lautaro wages of £275,000 a week – which works out at £14.3 million per year – in order to join the club.

How does this compare to the other stars of the Emirates Stadium?

Arsenal salaries

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Arsenal’s leading earner is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who would retain that status even if Lautaro moved to the club. He pockets around £350,000 on a weekly basis, which means that he earns £18.2m per year.

Willian, meanwhile, has proven to be a major headache for the club, with an annual salary of £10m, for which he has provided precious little return on the field.

Completing the top three earners at the club is Alexandre Lacazette, who takes home £9.5m per year.

Weekly wage (£)Annual salary (£m)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang350,00018.2
Alexandre Lacazette185,0009.5
Hector Bellerin110,0005.7
Nicolas Pele105,0005.5
Sead Kolasinac100,0005.2
Bernd Leno100,0005.2
Granit Xhaka100,0005.2
Pablo Mari85,0004.4
Lucas Torreira753.9
Kieran Teirney753.9
Cedric Soares753.9
Calum Chambers502.6
Mohamed Elneny502.6
Matteo Guendouzi402
William Saliba402
Runar Runarsson402
Ainsley Maitland-Niles351.8
Gabriel Martinelli301.6
Bukayo Saka301.6
Rob Holding251.3
Kostas Mavropanos251.3
Emile Smith Rowe201
Eddie Nketiah??
Reiss Nelson??
Joe Willock??

These three players have a far higher salary than anyone else in the Arsenal side.

Indeed, there are only five other Gunners stars who earn a weekly wage of £100,000 or above. These are defenders Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac, midfielder Granit Xhaka, goalkeeper Bernd Leno and attacker Nicolas Pepe.

Playmaker Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly the lowest earning player in the first team, though his wages of £20,000 per week still equate to more than £1m per year.