In its bid to keep Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates, Arsenal paid its captain a one-time £3 million incentive along with a hike in his weekly salary last Summer. The Spanish international has been improving a lot season after season and
However, Arsenal is acting very smartly in order to ensure that he would remain with the club for a long time. Firstly, Wenger awarded him the captaincy before the start of the current season and he has had a highly successful season, his best at Arsenal. It was a psychological boost for the young man. Then Arsenal also increased his weekly salary from £80,000 to £110,000 last summer, making him the highest paid player of Arsenal at the moment.