Collymore added that he’d have no problem in accepting a wage deferral if he ever faced a situation like this during his playing career.

Arsenal currently sit ninth in the Premier League table with 40 points, though they hold a game in hand over most of their rivals for European football places – which is against Mikel Arteta’s former employers Man City.

Perhaps the only positive to come out of this entire situation is that the squad seem to be on the same page with each other, showing unity in their stand against the club’s demands.

Supporters will be hoping that this togetherness shows on the pitch whenever football returns.