Arsenal has recently sacked some of their non-playing staff. The club made 55 members of staff redundant and there are probably other casualties that haven’t specifically been named.
They claim that these sackings are in response to the financial impact of Covid19 on their finances.
They even asked their players to take cuts to their wages for the next year and most people thought that the money they recovered from that would be enough for them to keep their low-earning staff.
But the club has decided to restructure its whole operations and that has costs hundreds of jobs.
The Gunners have, however, remained active in the transfer market despite complaining of money problems.
They have signed free agent, Willian, on a mega salary and they will complete the transfer of Gabriel from Lille soon.
They have now been criticised for firing staff that earn very little when they have the money to sign players who earn a lot of money, but Arteta has defended their decision.
Arteta admitted via Sun Sports: “Obviously it’s been really sad and if you are looking only from the financial point of view you can get some contradictory messages.
“But what is very clear is that the club had a very thorough plan of how they needed to restructure in order to function better and be more stable for the future.”