Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the club are not seeing a return on the high wages being paid to Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Ozil was left out of the side that beat North London rivals Tottenham 4-2 at the weekend, whilst Mkhitaryan was withdrawn at half-time following another ineffective display.
Despite the recent good form of Unai Emery’s side, Wright believes the club are overpaying the midfield duo – considering their current level of contribution.
“As good as [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan and Ozil are, in respect to what they’re earning we’re talking about £500,000-a-week,” Wright said on BBC 5 Live.
“I do not believe that Arsenal can afford to be paying that sort of money without getting a return, especially when you look at what they’re trying to do at the moment.”
Wright also commented on Aarson Ramsey’s contract situation, with the Welshman out of contract in the summer and set to leave the club.
“You’re going to lose [Aaron] Ramsey as well who probably wants £200,000 so we’re going up to £700,000-a-week in money that we’re going to have to give.”