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 over the last 2-3 years Arsenal are starting to splash the cash and with Arsene Wenger gone, Unai Emery has made several quality to make already quality squad into a competitive one . After spending big last summer on Lacazette, Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang Arsenal followed that up with some handy signing like Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis in 2018 summer transfer window. We break down the entire Arsenal squad contracts and players salaries.
Arsenal’s wage bill has been steadily increasing over the last three season. Back in 2014 wage bill was around £166 million which was dramatically increased to £180 million in 2015 followed by £195 million 2017 and we can expect the wage bill to cross the £200 million mark for the first time in clubs history.
Arsenal 2018 Transfers & New 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 are forced to hand out massive contracts to big names in the squad. Although they lost Sanchez but they managed to replace him with Mkhitaryan & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
- Mesut Ozil signed an improved contract to stay with Arsenal where he will be paid £300,000 a week making him the highest paid player in Arsenal’s entire history.
- Alexies Sanchez has left the club but his replacements Mkhitaryan (£120,000 a week) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£180,000 a-week) combined will be earning what Sanchez was after.
- Bernd Leno, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner and Torreira signed lucrative deals with the club after their summer moves while Arsenal also extended deals of several key first time players like Xhaka and Elneny.