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Arsenal Highest Transfer Fees Paid And Received Ever

Arsenal Highest Transfer Fee Paid And Received EverArsenal Highest Transfer Fees Paid And Received Ever

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Do you want to know more about players Arsenal have paid the most for? Below we have various lists of all expensive signings, transfers and departures in the Gunners’ history.

Arsenal Highest Transfer Fees Paid

The one player for whom Arsenal paid the most amount of money is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Then comes Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal Highest Transfer Fees PaidArsenal have recently turned into a spendthrift side even though they are far behind some of their local rivals like Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool or even Chelsea.

In January 2018, Arsenal signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for £54.4m. This makes the striker the club’s most expensive signing ever since it’s creation in October 1886.

In the summer of 2018, Arsenal signed Uruguayan midfielder, Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria for £22m. Arsenal also signed 4 other players ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, all of whom have made significant impacts after their arrival. So who else makes the list of Arsenal’s most expensive signings ever? Here we find out.

Arsenal Most Expensive Signings Ever

Name & Position Age When Signed From Fee
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 28 Bor. Dortmund 63,75 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Bundesliga
Alexandre Lacazette 26 Olympique Lyon 53,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Ligue 1
Mesut Özil 24 Real Madrid 47,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  LaLiga
Granit Xhaka 23 Bor. M’gladbach 45,00 Mill. €
Defensive Midfield  Bundesliga
Alexis Sánchez 25 FC Barcelona 42,50 Mill. €
Left Winger  LaLiga
Shkodran Mustafi 24 Valencia 41,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  LaLiga
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 29 Man Utd 34,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  Premier League
Lucas Torreira 22 Sampdoria 30,00 Mill. €
Defensive Midfield  Serie A
Bernd Leno 26 Bay. Leverkusen 25,00 Mill. €
Goalkeeper  Bundesliga
Calum Chambers 19 Southampton 20,23 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Premier League
Danny Welbeck 23 Manchester United 20,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Premier League
Lucas Pérez 27 Dep. La Coruña 20,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  LaLiga
José Antonio Reyes 20 Sevilla FC 20,00 Mill. €
Right Winger  LaLiga
Santi Cazorla 27 Málaga CF 19,00 Mill. €
Central Midfield  LaLiga
Sylvain Wiltord 26 G. Bordeaux 17,50 Mill. €
Second Striker  Ligue 1
Andrey Arshavin 27 Zenit S-Pb 16,50 Mill. €
Second Striker  Premier Liga
Thierry Henry 21 Juventus 16,10 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Serie A
Sokratis 30 Bor. Dortmund 16,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Bundesliga
Samir Nasri 21 Marseille 16,00 Mill. €
Left Winger  Ligue 1
Francis Jeffers 20 Everton 15,30 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Premier League
Lukas Podolski 27 1. FC Köln 15,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  2.Bundesliga
Mathieu Debuchy 28 Newcastle 15,00 Mill. €
Right-Back  Premier League
Aleksandr Hleb 24 VfB Stuttgart 15,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  Bundesliga
Gabriel Paulista 24 Villarreal 15,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  LaLiga
Petr Cech 33 Chelsea 14,00 Mill. €
Goalkeeper  Premier League

Arsenal Highest Transfer Fees Received

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the most expensive player Arsenal sold.

In August 2018, Arsenal sold England international, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the club’s record fee of £40m to Liverpool.

The attacking midfielder arrived at the Emirates in 2011 from Southampton for £15m. He made 198 appearances for the Gunners while also netting the ball 20 times and laying out 32 assists.

He was primarily utilised as a winger by Arsene Wenger due to his incredible speed and athletic abilities. However, since joining forces with the Reds, Jurgen Klopp has allowed him to slide into his preferable number ten spot.

Arsenal Highest Transfer Fees ReceivedThe Ox!

Oxlade-Chamberlain had massive potential to become a legendary figure at Arsenal but was somehow swayed by his own inconsistencies and recurring injury history.

His last memorable performance for the North London outfit was during the 2016/17 FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City during which he managed to win the Man Of The Match award.

During his 6 years with Arsenal, Oxlade-Chamberlain won the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield 3 times each.

Arsenal Most Expensive Departures Ever

# Name & Position Age When Sold Sold To Fee
1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 24 Liverpool 46,60 Mill. €
Right Midfield  Premier League
2 Marc Overmars 27 FC Barcelona 40,00 Mill. €
Left Winger  LaLiga
3 Nicolas Anelka 20 Real Madrid 35,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  LaLiga
4 Alexis Sánchez 29 Man Utd 34,00 Mill. €
Left Winger  Premier League
5 Cesc Fàbregas 24 FC Barcelona 34,00 Mill. €
Central Midfield  LaLiga
6 Robin van Persie 29 Man Utd 30,70 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Premier League
7 Emmanuel Adebayor 25 Man City 29,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Premier League
8 Samir Nasri 24 Man City 27,50 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  Premier League
9 Thierry Henry 29 FC Barcelona 24,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  LaLiga
10 Theo Walcott 28 Everton 22,50 Mill. €
Right Winger  Premier League
11 Patrick Vieira 29 Juventus 20,00 Mill. €
Defensive Midfield  Serie A
12 Alex Song 24 FC Barcelona 19,00 Mill. €
Defensive Midfield  LaLiga
13 Thomas Vermaelen 28 FC Barcelona 19,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  LaLiga
14 Kolo Touré 28 Man City 18,70 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Premier League
15 Olivier Giroud 31 Chelsea 17,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Premier League
16 Aleksandr Hleb 27 FC Barcelona 17,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  LaLiga
17 Emmanuel Petit 29 FC Barcelona 15,00 Mill. €
Defensive Midfield  LaLiga
18 Francis Coquelin 26 Valencia 14,00 Mill. €
Defensive Midfield  LaLiga
19 Carlos Vela 23 Real Sociedad 14,00 Mill. €
Right Winger  LaLiga
20 Wojciech Szczesny 27 Juventus 12,20 Mill. €
Goalkeeper  Serie A
21 José Antonio Reyes 23 Atlético Madrid 12,00 Mill. €
Right Winger  LaLiga
22 Gabriel Paulista 26 Valencia 11,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  LaLiga
23 Gervinho 26 AS Roma 8,00 Mill. €
Left Winger  Serie A
24 Gaël Clichy 25 Man City 7,75 Mill. €
Left-Back  Premier League
25 Kieran Gibbs 27 West Brom 7,50 Mill. €
Left-Back  Premier League

Arsenal Transfer History

Arsenal spent their highest amounts of money on players over the last few seasons under Arsene Wenger. Prior to that, the Frenchman was not allowed to venture deep into the transfer market much due to the club’s obligation to pay off their debts.

In what became one of the most influential periods of the North London club’s history, Arsenal managed to pay off the construction of their present stadium the Emirates while remaining competitive in the European top-flight.

Their expenses over the past decade have given off the image of a miserly club but in truth, the Gunners have managed to remain one of the richest clubs in the world even through a period of rebuilding.

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