Arsenal have LOST £236million on player transfers since 2010

With Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi  both terminating their contracts, it continues a trend at Arsenal of generating very little, if anything from players sales.

A brilliant piece of analysis by friend of the site Swiss Ramble really highlights the issue over the past decade:

Arsenal have made an 8-figure profit on just two players – Emiliano Martinez and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (note: players to have come through Arsenal’s youth system have been excluded).

12 transfers have seen Arsenal make an 8-figure loss.

Stan Kroenke has come in for criticism from many for “not spending enough money”, but in the last decade Arsenal have wasted £100s of millions on poor transfers, and the wages and fees that go with them

What is clear is that Arsenal need to start spending their own money better.



1 thought on “Arsenal have LOST £236million on player transfers since 2010

  1. Greg

    Not sure players like Arteta, Nacho, Cazorla, Cech, Koscielny and Mertesacker count as transfer losses – £66m on players who played for Arsenal nearly 1300 times between them. That’s value for money. Even Ozil at £42 million for 8 years and 250 games. Buying low and selling high is not the only measure of value.

    But overall yes, it’s pretty shocking.



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