For me 100k+ should be reserved for key first 11 players only. Welbeck has never been that for us nor does it look like he will. Smarter thing to do when we signed him was give him a smaller basic and load the contract with bonuses especially considering he was deemed surplus to requirements at Utd and still had to ‘prove himself’ . Everybody wins that way
Between 40k-50k would definitely been a more proportional reflection of his ability and contributions to the squad. Don’t really care about the homegrown thing, shouldn’t factor when considering wage imo
For alot of players in our squad like Elneny, Welbeck, Coq and Ospina we didn’t need to use money to incentivise them to come here. We should have paid them a much smaller wage packet with more bonuses. We’re a big club, the privilege and prestige of playing for Arsenal is reward enough to offset any concerns about their modest salary.
It’s clear we’re offering wages way above market. It the main reason we fail to shift our deadwood