Arsenal have joined an elite group of clubs to boast a squad with a total value excess of one billion euros.
After leading the Premier League for most of last season before being pipped to the title by Manchester City, the Gunners spent big in the summer with the aim of going one better in 2023/24. Declan Rice was their marque signing, with West Ham receiving a whopping £105million for the England midfielder’s services.
Meanwhile, Kai Havertz (£65million) and Jurrien Timbers (£38million) arrived from Chelsea and Ajax respectively. Those signings now mean that Mikel Arteta’s squad now has an accumulated value of more than €1.1billion (£960million)
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That’s according to stats site Transfermarkt, which values the club’s top 18 players at a combined €895million (£780million) with the worth of fringe players taking the total beyond the billion euros mark. Meanwhile, the average value of each Gunners player is €34.17million (£30million), a figure inflated by the arrival of Rice, plus existing stars like of Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard.
Manchester City are only other English with a combined value which exceeds the billion euro mark at €1.26billion (£1.1billion). The other two clubs are, predictably, Real Madrid (Real Madrid (€1.03billion, £900million) and Paris Saint-Germain (€1.07billion, £930million).
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The rest of the top 10 is dominated by Premier League sides, with Bayern Munich, who splashed out more than £100million on Harry Kane in the summer, and Barcelona the only other non-English clubs to feature. Chelsea come in fifth a squad value a smidgeon under €1billion despite their colossal spending under Todd Boehly
Top squad values according to Transfermarkt
- Manchester City – €1.26billion
- Arsenal – €1.10billion
- Paris Saint-Germain – €1.07billion
- Real Madrid – €1.03billion
- Chelsea – €999million
- Bayern Munich – €948.15million
- Manchester United – €877.30million
- Liverpool – €877.30million
- Barcelona – €862million
- Tottenham – €747.60million
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