Arsenal star's huge UCL bonus revealed?

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Arsenal's players could reportedly pocket a huge bonus if they qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League. 

Mikel Arteta’s side have been in fine form with the London club being unbeaten in their last five league matches. This has led to them jumping into fourth position and three games in hand over fifth-placed Manchester United.  

Daily Mirror report that each player could pocket bonuses as high as £500 000 (R10 million) if they guide the club back into the UCL.

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Qualification for the elite tournament would result in the club earning £50 million (R1 billion) and certain players are expected to get half a million as the payments are calculated on a pro-rata basis. 

Daily Mail adds that another clause has also been written into their contracts, which will see their weekly wages automatically increase whilst Arsenal are in the Champions League. 

If the Gunners finish in the top four, it will be the first time they play in the prestigious tournament since the 2016/17 season.  

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After Arteta’s side secured a 3-2 win over Watford on Sunday, the 39-year-old head coach gave his verdict on the race for UCL qualification. 

"I don’t like to look at the table a lot because we have games in hand,” the Spanish manager said, per Daily Mirror. 

"We’re going to play different fixtures and I know the objective and it’s only one, to try and improve tomorrow on what we’ve done today and go into the next match and that’s it. 

"I cannot control results and I cannot predict which matches we are going to win, draw or lose, it’s impossible. If I start to do that I think we’re going to lose focus in what we want to do." 

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