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Squillaci set to see out contract at Arsenal

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Sebastien Squillaci has priced himself out of a January move away from the club due to his ‘unrealistic’ wage demands.

The 32-year-old, whose contract expires in the summer, moved to Emirates Stadium on a three-year deal in 2010 and was deemed surplus to manager Arsene Wenger’s plans last summer but a permanent move never came to fruition despite interest from SC Bastia.

Squillaci’s lack of first-team action has seen him hold talks with a host of top flight French sides over a possible January transfer, although none of them are prepared to stump up the cash for his reported £45,000-a-week salary.

“He has to deal with many competitors and at his age really must play weekly to keep fit. It is difficult for him,” Wenger recently told Canal+.

Marseille, Nice, Monaco, Bastia, Evian, Ajaccio have all opened preliminary talks with the Frenchman’s representatives but veteran defender Squillaci has refused to budge on his excessive wage demands.

The former French international is fifth choice centre back behind Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and youngster Ignasi Miquel.

He’s now expected to stay at the club until his contract expires in six months time.

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wolski
wolski
7 years ago

so why dont we do a adebayour type deal where we sell him.. he agrees a wage and we pay the rest as a severance package. Freeing up much needed cash for the players we need. He will be out of contract in teh summer so he will settle for less then.

Claire
Claire
7 years ago

Squilacci isn’t dead yet?! :O. I’m surprised this catastrophe is still on Arsenal books. Someone should please come and take him away from us while we fund his wages. Having him around the club is a dent of confidence.

Aidan Daley
Aidan Daley
7 years ago

Whoever scouted this waste of space and decided to put him on 45,000 a week for 4 years needs firing. He makes Cygan look world class. A disgrace to the shirt along with that fat Brazillian mercenary Santos…..why are we signing these pub players!!??

GunnerX
GunnerX
7 years ago

Surprise surprise! Who da f*ck would pay this guy £45000 a week! Oh wait……………….

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

what a parasite

Steve chilcott
Steve chilcott
7 years ago

£45,000 per week he shouldn’t get that a year,but then he’s not the only one, Bentner, Arsharvin, Santos,Charmarck need I go on

David O'Dwyer
David O'Dwyer
7 years ago

What low lives these players are..a global recession and they are content to rot in the reserves stealing a living with zero ambition. And they cannot be motivated by the management to do otherwise. Parasites.

Ola_Gunner
Ola_Gunner
7 years ago

When you pay peanuts you get get monkeys.
The fees paid for this player would have bought a good defender from the championship at half the wages. But then Arsene Knows. Whoever scouted the player, approved the buy and wages and who ever the mug is that signed the cheque all need their heads examined.

Gary w
Gary w
7 years ago

@wolski: @wolski: 100percent right idea we/should do the same with park,Bentner, Dennilson , santos and Asharvin

Dylan
Dylan
7 years ago

I dont like the player, but if I was being forced out I’d try an milk my top wages for as long as possible too. Plus he’s probably thinking about that signing on fee. So why would he take a wage decrease now when he’s just gonna have to do so anyway in the summer.

Its our fault for not starting him off on a low wage, performance based contract.

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