Champions League penalties for players
Arsenal players will lose out on bonuses worth about £5m if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. The club pays out £200,000 per player if it reaches the group stage, although that is not evenly split. The competition was worth about £46m in payments from Uefa last season, while the club also made money from matchday income.
Tottenham Hotspur have a similar policy on bonuses. By contrast, Manchester United assume that they will qualify for the Champions League and their players take a wage cut if they do not make it. That sum worked out at about £14m at the end of last season, about £500,000 per player.