Arsenal Most Expensive Signings 2019
Arsenal most expensive signings ever? Which Arsenal signings have been the most expensive? Here we look at the top five most expensive Arsenal signings ever!
Most Expensive Arsenal Signings Ever
Arsenal most expensive player ever? Which players do you think is the most expensive in the history of Arsenal?
Transfer fees have surged to unimaginable amounts in recent times with every major European outfit spilling out astronomical fees to get their desired targets.
Paul Pogba going to Manchester United for £100 million and Neymar to PSG for £200 million have been nothing short of extraordinary.
Arsenal might not have been as aggressive in the transfer market as some of the European big guns but they definitely have made headlines with their own signings.
So, with the recently inflated transfer market values- which players have been signed by Arsenal for massive fees?
In 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 summer 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
Arsenal most expensive signings? Here we take a look at Arsenal’s most expensive signings ever as of 2019.
|#||Player & Position||Age When Signed||Signed From||Fee|
|1||Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||28||Bor. Dortmund||63,75 Mill. €|
|2||Alexandre Lacazette||26||Olympique Lyon||53,00 Mill. €|
|3||Mesut Özil||24||Real Madrid||47,00 Mill. €|
|4||Granit Xhaka||23||Bor. M’gladbach||45,00 Mill. €|
|5||Alexis Sánchez||25||FC Barcelona||42,50 Mill. €|
|6||Shkodran Mustafi||24||Valencia||41,00 Mill. €|
|7||Henrikh Mkhitaryan||29||Man Utd||34,00 Mill. €|
|Attacking Midfield||Premier League|
|8||Lucas Torreira||22||Sampdoria||30,00 Mill. €|
|Defensive Midfield||Serie A|
|9||Bernd Leno||26||Bay. Leverkusen||25,00 Mill. €|
|10||Calum Chambers||19||Southampton||20,23 Mill. €|
|11||Danny Welbeck||23||Man Utd||20,00 Mill. €|
|12||Lucas Pérez||27||Dep. La Coruña||20,00 Mill. €|
|13||José Antonio Reyes||20||Sevilla FC||20,00 Mill. €|
|14||Santi Cazorla||27||Málaga CF||19,00 Mill. €|
|15||Sylvain Wiltord||26||G. Bordeaux||17,50 Mill. €|
|Second Striker||Ligue 1|
|16||Andrey Arshavin||27||Zenit S-Pb||16,50 Mill. €|
|Second Striker||Premier Liga|
|17||Thierry Henry||21||Juventus||16,10 Mill. €|
|18||Sokratis||30||Bor. Dortmund||16,00 Mill. €|
|19||Samir Nasri||21||Marseille||16,00 Mill. €|
|Attacking Midfield||Ligue 1|
|20||Francis Jeffers||20||Everton||15,30 Mill. €|
|21||Lukas Podolski||27||1. FC Köln||15,00 Mill. €|
|22||Mathieu Debuchy||28||Newcastle||15,00 Mill. €|
|23||Aleksandr Hleb||24||VfB Stuttgart||15,00 Mill. €|
|24||Gabriel Paulista||24||Villarreal||15,00 Mill. €|
|25||Petr Cech||33||Chelsea||14,00 Mill. €|
Arsenal Most Expensive Signing Ever – Top 50
|#||Player & Position||Age When Signed||Signed From||Fee|
|26||Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain||17||Southampton||13,80 Mill. €|
|27||Eduardo||24||Dinamo Zagreb||13,50 Mill. €|
|28||Giovanni van Bronckhorst||26||Rangers||13,50 Mill. €|
|29||Laurent Koscielny||24||FC Lorient||12,50 Mill. €|
|30||Mohamed Elneny||23||FC Basel||12,50 Mill. €|
|Defensive Midfield||Super League|
|31||Gervinho||24||LOSC Lille||12,00 Mill. €|
|Left Winger||Ligue 1|
|32||Mikel Arteta||29||Everton||12,00 Mill. €|
|Central Midfield||Premier League|
|33||Olivier Giroud||25||Montpellier||12,00 Mill. €|
|34||Thomas Vermaelen||23||AFC Ajax||12,00 Mill. €|
|35||Per Mertesacker||26||Werder Bremen||11,30 Mill. €|
|36||Dennis Bergkamp||26||Inter||11,25 Mill. €|
|Second Striker||Serie A|
|37||Laurén||23||RCD Mallorca||10,70 Mill. €|
|38||Theo Walcott||16||Southampton||10,50 Mill. €|
|39||Tomas Rosicky||25||Bor. Dortmund||10,00 Mill. €|
|40||Emmanuel Adebayor||21||Monaco||10,00 Mill. €|
|41||Nacho Monreal||26||Málaga CF||10,00 Mill. €|
|42||Robert Pirès||26||Marseille||9,80 Mill. €|
|Left Midfield||Ligue 1|
|43||Bacary Sagna||24||AJ Auxerre||9,00 Mill. €|
|44||Richard Wright||23||Ipswich||9,00 Mill. €|
|45||Edú Gaspar||23||Corinthians||8,75 Mill. €|
|46||Mattéo Guendouzi||19||FC Lorient||8,00 Mill. €|
|Central Midfield||Ligue 2|
|47||Marc Overmars||24||AFC Ajax||7,50 Mill. €|
|Left Winger||PTT Telecomp.|
|48||David Platt||29||Sampdoria||7,10 Mill. €|
|Attacking Midfield||Serie A|
|49||André Santos||28||Fenerbahce||7,00 Mill. €|
|Attacking Midfield||Süper Lig|
|50||Gilberto Silva||25||Atlético-MG||6,90 Mill. €|
Arsenal Most Expensive Signing Ever – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang is Arsenal’s most expensive player ever!
He has scored 29 goals in 51 appearances so far for the club (until 10 March 2019). The Gabon international was the last player to be brought into the Emirates by the legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger.
Aubameyang represented France at youth level but decided to represent Gabon, the country his father represented. He started out in the youth ranks of AC Milan before moving on to Saint Etienne to make a name for himself.
The striker turned into a superstar in the Bundesliga during his time with BVB, winning many accolades including the League Golden Boot in the 2017/18 season.
Arsenal Most Expensive Signings Ever – Alexandre Lacazette
Aubameyang’s very close friend and also striking partner, Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s second most expensive signing ever.
The French forward was signed from Olympique Lyon in the summer of 2017 for £45m. He did take some time to settle into the Arsenal squad and in the Premier League but Lacazette has become a fan favourite.
Even as a number nine, the 27-year-old can be called a jack of all trades. He can dribble, he can shoot with power, he can create and most astonishingly he can actually defend.
Lacazette graduated from the Lyon youth academy to score 129 goals for the senior side. He also represented his country 16 times while also netting in 3 goals. His contract with the Gunners is set to run till the summer of 2022.