Arsene Wenger’s fine system at the club has been leaked after a friend of a member of staff published a photograph of the list in which senior defender Per Mertesacker is the debt collector.
The Frenchman is reportedly “very disappointed” after the secret information was made available to the public that provides a look into the selection of disciplinary fines imposed on first team players, something that is never available to the public.
An Arsenal spokesman said:
The pictures are genuine. We understand that they were taken by a friend of a member of staff during a private visit to the training ground.
The manager was made aware of the pictures being published, and we are very disappointed. We will review our procedures.
The picture taken at Arsenal’s Hertfordshire training base revealed the following fines (image below):
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Non-attendance of unused players at home matches without permission of manager – £1,000.
Being late for training – £250 (15 minutes), £500 (30 minutes).
Being late for matchday meetings/meals – £250.
Wearing inappropriate clothing outside the dressing room – £100.
Newspapers in dressing room – £100.
Non-production of urine sample for two consecutive weeks – £200
Phone calls in the building (texting allowed) – £500.
I wonder who is Arsenal’s most fined player? Santos would have racked up a hell of a fine for punctuality following his car chase arrest leading to missing training, while Gervinho surely would have a massive debt to pay Mertesacker for taking soooo many phone calls from other clubs wanting to acquire his services…We wish.