Since their move away from Highbury to Emirates Arsenal has been competitive at the top level without spending crazy money like other title contenders. But with other teams spending huge sums, Arsenal finally spent big in 2016 summer transfer window and brought several players.. Their 15/16 wage bill was around £192 million but that is only going to increase as Arsenal are poised to hand in new contracts to Ozil and Sanchez.
Arsenal’s wage bill increased from £166 million in 2014 to £180 million in 2015 while it reached club reached club record 192 million during 2015-16 season. That was largely down to several key players signing financially improved contracts. Arsenal has a wage system installed at the club and Arsene Wenger is reluctant to break the tradition by offering huge sums of money.
Arsenal 16/17 Transfers & Contracts:
Arsenal wage structure has been pretty good since they moved to Emirates and the model has kept them competitive without over spending in the inflated market in recent years but with Premier League TV money allowing english clubs to spend big Arsenal has finally spent the money to bring in several top players.
- Granit Xhaka – £36m (From B.M’Gladbach)
- Shkodran Mustafi – £35m (From Valencia)
- Lucas Pérez – £17m (From Deportivo La Coruna)
- Takuma Asano – £3m (From Sanf. Hiroshima)
- Rob Holding – £2m (From Bolton)
Currently their highest paid player in the squad are Mesut Ozil who is earning £140,000 a week in salary and Arsenal has already offered him improved contract of around £180,000 a week to fend off any interest from other top clubs.
Alexies Sanchez is currently on £140,000-a-week but just like Ozil has been offered improved contract with £165,000 a week. Arsene Wenger himself pockets as much as £8 million a year. Below is the list of entire Arsenal squad contracts and weekly salaries.
|PLAYER||AGE||WEEKLY WAGE||CONTRACT LEFT|
||34||£100,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|David Ospina||28||£40,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|Shkodran Mustafi (new signing)||24||£90,000||(5 years) 2021|
|Laurent Koscielny||31||£75,000||(1 Year) 2017|
|Gabriel Paulista||26||£50,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|Calum Chambers||21||£20,000||(4 Years) 2020|
|Per Mertesacker||32||£70,000||(1 Year) 2017|
|Rob Holding (new signing)||20||£10,000||(4 Years) 2020|
|Krystian Bielik||18||£5,000||(4 Years) 2020|
|Nacho Monreal (new deal)||30||£65,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|Kieran Gibbs||27||£60,000||(2 Years) 2018|
|Héctor Bellerín||21||£50,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|Carl Jenkinson||24||£45,000||(2 Years) 2018|
|Mathieu Debuchy||31||£70,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|Francis Coquelin||25||£45,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|Mohamed Elneny||24||£40,000||(4 Years) 2020|
|Aaron Ramsey||26||£110,000||(2 Years) 2018|
|Granit Xhaka (new signing)||24||£90,000||(5 Years) 2021|
|Jack Wilshere (Loaned-out)||25||£90,000||(2 Years) 2018|
|Santi Cazorla||32||£90,000||(Last Year) 2017|
|Mesut Özil||28||£140,000||(2 Year) 2018|
|Alex Iwobi (new deal)||20||£30,000||(4 Years) 2020|
|Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain||23||£65,000||(2 Year) 2018|
|Alexis Sánchez||28||£140,000||(2 Year) 2018|
|Serge Gnabry||21||£15,000||(1 Year) 2017|
|Theo Walcott||27||£110,000||(3 Years) 2019|
||(2 Year) 2018|
|Danny Welbeck||26||£70,000||(3 Years) 2019|
|Lucas Perez (new Signing)||28||£70,000||(4 Years) 2020|