The total cost of Mikel Arteta Arsenal squad has been revealed after the Gunners spent over £148 million in the transfer market this summer.
The arrival of six new Arsenal signings has increased the total cost of Mikel Arteta Arsenal squad to hald a billion.
A new reports from CIES’ Football Observatory has ranked Arsenal as the eight most valuable team in Europe.
Arsenal current group of players under Mikel Arteta cost €630 million (£540) at transfer fee.
This figures includes €51 million add-ons and hasbeen buffered significantly by a summer in which the Gunners spent a whopping £148 million, no any other club spend more than the Gunners in this summer transfer market.
Arsenal paid huge to bring Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard and Ben White to the North London club, whike Nuno Tavares, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Albert Lokonga were bought for a smaller fees.
Yet, the year-on-year increase is only €40 million, this is owning to several recent departures in the last 12 months, and this incluses Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreirra and Matteo Guendouzi.
The total cost of Mikel Arteta Arsenal squad has made the Gunners one of the six Premier League clubs in the top 10 list. Manchester City (€1.08bn) and Manchester United (€1.02bn) top all other English team follow by France gaint Paris Saint-Germain (€939m), Real Madrid (€787m) and Chelsea (€780m).
Out Of the 20 top flight clubs on the list Norwich City have spent the least, €87m, followed by Watford on €97m and new boys Brentford on €109m. West Ham United’s squad has cost €302m with Crystal Palace on €240m.
The average transfer fees committed per team averages €407m, CIES says, which dwarves the least costly of Europe’s big five leagues – France’s Ligue 1 on €130m, a figure massaged by PSG’s huge outlay.
The full report can be found on Football Obsarvatory website