Most Expensive Player Arsenal Sold
Most expensive player Arsenal sold? Who is the most expensive player Arsenal sold? Arsenal have had a lot of great players and they have sold a lot of great players too. So who is the most expensive player Arsenal sold?
Arsenal bought and sold a lot of players over the years under the ownership of Stan Kroenke. So which Arsenal player has made the most amount of money for the Blues?
So who is the most expensive player Arsenal sold?
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.
“Oxlade-Chamberlain had massive potential”
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.
List Of The Most Expensive Players Arsenal Sold
Record transfer fees received
|1||£40m||Liverpool||Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain||31 August 2017|
|2||£29.8m||Barcelona||Cesc Fabregas||15 August 2011||A further £5.3m in add-ons.|
|3||£25m||Barcelona||Marc Overmars||28 July 2000|
|£25m||Manchester City||Emmanuel Adebayor||19 July 2009|
|5||£24m||Manchester City||Samir Nasri||24 August 2011|
Arsenal Second Most Expensive Player Sold
Cesc Fabregas is another young prodigy to have made his name in the Arsenal ranks but spent his prime years elsewhere.
Now, a veteran of the beautiful game, the central midfielder is playing for AS Monaco after being persuaded by his former Arsenal teammate, Thierry Henry to join the Ligue 1 outfit.
Majority of Arsenal fans remember the average built, skinny 16-year-old who came out of the dugout during a 2003/04 FA Cup home tie against Rotherham United, just over a month after signing for the club’s academy from Barcelona. He immediately became the club’s youngest player to have graced the pitch for the senior side and everyone would agree over how much he deserved to be so.
Fabregas went on to establish himself as a first-team regular over the next two seasons and also signed his first professional contract with the side. After the departure of Patrick Vieira to Juventus, the 31-year-old was handed over the number four jersey and he went on to make it his own over the next 8 years.
“Over 300 appearances for the Gunners”
He made over 300 appearances for the Gunners along with 59 goals and 92 assists. He was handed the captain’s armband permanently after William Gallas’ departure but shortly after, Barcelona came back with heavy bids to take back their former academy player.
After a lot of speculation over his future, Fabregas finally completed a move to Barcelona in 2011. Unfortunately, he could never hold down a starting spot at the Camp Nou and was engaged in exit-talks just 3 years later with plenty of reports linking him to a move back to Arsenal.
At the time, Wenger had stockpiled talents in the central midfield spots and there was no immediate need for Fabregas. This allowed Chelsea to swoop in and convince the Spaniard of a switch for around £30m in the summer of 2014.
Arsenal’s Third Most Expensive Player Sold
Marc Overmars was sold for £25m to the same notorious side who took away most of Arsenal‘s legendary figures. At the time, the fee paid out by Barcelona was massive as compared to the players mentioned above.
Had it been two years earlier, Overmars’ trade would have broken the transfer record. He played 3 seasons with the Gunners and helped the side to the Premier League title, FA Cup trophy and FA Charity Shield in the 1997/98 season.
Now, at 45 years old he is the Director of Football of one of the former clubs he played for, Ajax.