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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?

Arsenal Most Expensive Signing Mesut OzilIn 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. €
Centre-Forward  Bundesliga
2 Alexandre Lacazette 26 Olympique Lyon 53,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Ligue 1
3 Mesut Özil 24 Real Madrid 47,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  LaLiga
4 Granit Xhaka 23 Bor. M’gladbach 45,00 Mill. €
Defensive Midfield  Bundesliga
5 Alexis Sánchez 25 FC Barcelona 42,50 Mill. €
Left Winger  LaLiga
6 Shkodran Mustafi 24 Valencia 41,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  LaLiga
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. €
Goalkeeper  Bundesliga
10 Calum Chambers 19 Southampton 20,23 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Premier League
11 Danny Welbeck 23 Man Utd 20,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Premier League
12 Lucas Pérez 27 Dep. La Coruña 20,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  LaLiga
13 José Antonio Reyes 20 Sevilla FC 20,00 Mill. €
Right Winger  LaLiga
14 Santi Cazorla 27 Málaga CF 19,00 Mill. €
Central Midfield  LaLiga
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. €
Centre-Forward  Serie A
18 Sokratis 30 Bor. Dortmund 16,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Bundesliga
19 Samir Nasri 21 Marseille 16,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  Ligue 1
20 Francis Jeffers 20 Everton 15,30 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Premier League
21 Lukas Podolski 27 1. FC Köln 15,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  2.Bundesliga
22 Mathieu Debuchy 28 Newcastle 15,00 Mill. €
Right-Back  Premier League
23 Aleksandr Hleb 24 VfB Stuttgart 15,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  Bundesliga
24 Gabriel Paulista 24 Villarreal 15,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  LaLiga
25 Petr Cech 33 Chelsea 14,00 Mill. €
Goalkeeper  Premier League

Arsenal Top 10 Most Expensive Signings

Arsenal Most Expensive Signing Ever – Top 50

# Player & Position Age When Signed Signed From Fee
26 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 17 Southampton 13,80 Mill. €
Right Midfield  Championship
27 Eduardo 24 Dinamo Zagreb 13,50 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  1.HNL
28 Giovanni van Bronckhorst 26 Rangers 13,50 Mill. €
Left-Back  Scotland
29 Laurent Koscielny 24 FC Lorient 12,50 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Ligue 1
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. €
Centre-Forward  Ligue 1
34 Thomas Vermaelen 23 AFC Ajax 12,00 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Eredivisie
35 Per Mertesacker 26 Werder Bremen 11,30 Mill. €
Centre-Back  Bundesliga
36 Dennis Bergkamp 26 Inter 11,25 Mill. €
Second Striker  Serie A
37 Laurén 23 RCD Mallorca 10,70 Mill. €
Right-Back  LaLiga
38 Theo Walcott 16 Southampton 10,50 Mill. €
Right Winger  Championship
39 Tomas Rosicky 25 Bor. Dortmund 10,00 Mill. €
Attacking Midfield  Bundesliga
40 Emmanuel Adebayor 21 Monaco 10,00 Mill. €
Centre-Forward  Ligue 1
41 Nacho Monreal 26 Málaga CF 10,00 Mill. €
Left-Back  LaLiga
42 Robert Pirès 26 Marseille 9,80 Mill. €
Left Midfield  Ligue 1
43 Bacary Sagna 24 AJ Auxerre 9,00 Mill. €
Right-Back  Ligue 1
44 Richard Wright 23 Ipswich 9,00 Mill. €
Goalkeeper  Premier League
45 Edú Gaspar 23 Corinthians 8,75 Mill. €
Central Midfield  Brazil
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. €
Defensive Midfield  Brazil

Arsenal Most Expensive Signing Ever – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal Most Expensive SigningAubameyang 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

Arsenal Second Most Expensive Signing Ever

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.

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