10 Most Expensive Arsenal Signings Ever

Top 10 Arsenal Most Expensive Signings Ever

Who are the Arsenal most expensive signings ever? So, who are the most expensive signings in Arsenal history? And who are the most expensive Arsenal transfers? 

Transfer fees have gone a bit crazy in the past few years. Both of Paul Pogba going to Manchester United for £100m and Neymar to PSG for £200m come to mind. So, with the recent inflation seen in the transfer markets – which players have Arsenal signed for mammoth fees? Here, we take a look at the ones who are the Arsenal most expensive signings ever. Let’s take a look at the list of Arsenal’s most expensive signings.

Arsenal have a lot of stars in their team. Players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil are all worth a lot of money. But who is Arsenal’s most expensive player?

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

List of Arsenal Most Expensive Signings

Most Expensive Arsenal Signing Ever

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

Arsenal 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.

Top 10 Arsenal Most Expensive Signings Ever

10 Most Expensive Arsenal Signings

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
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

Arsenal’s Most Expensive Signing: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


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At £54.5m, Aubameyang is the most expensive player to ever sign for Arsenal in the club’s history. The reason behind paying such a high fee for a striker despite him being very close to his 30s was his goalscoring record with Borussia Dortmund.

He finished his debut season in the Bundesliga with 16 goals across all competitions and then scored 25 goals in 46 appearances in his second season. The centre-forward saw the club through a DFL Pokal trophy win by beating Bayern Munich 3-1 in the finals. In July 2015, he signed a contract extension set to last till the summer of 2020.

The consecutive season, Aubameyang racked up yet another tally of 25 goals and finished second in the Bundesliga scorer’s list behind his professional nemesis but also close friend, Robert Lewandowski.

The AC Milan Youth Product Has Made A Significant Mark In The Premier League.

Aubameyang finally managed to surpass the Pole during the 2016/17 campaign, recording 31 goals and being named as the German top-flight’s highest goal scorer.

He was highly unsettled during the start of the 2017/18 and even had to face disciplinary charges from the club. The Gunners finally managed to sign him up on the 2018 January transfer deadline day to help them make a run for the Premier League top-four spots.

Aubameyang scored on his debut in the 5-1 victory over Everton on 3 February 2018. He finished the season with 10 goals and 3 assists in 13 Premier League appearances.

Despite playing in the same position as Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang has continued his scoring run to win the Premier League Golden Boot this season. He scored 22 goals and shared the award with Liverpool’s Mohamed Sala and Sadio Mane.


AS Saint-Étienne

  • Coupe de la Ligue: 2012/13

Borussia Dortmund

  • DFV Pokal: 2016/17
  • DFL Supercup: 2013, 2014


  • Ligue 1 African Player: 2012/13
  • Ligue 1 Team Of The Year: 2012/13
  • CAF Team Of The Year: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Prix Marc-Vivien Foe: 2013
  • UEFA Europa League Squad Of The Season: 2015/16
  • Borussia Dortmund Player of the Season: 2014/15
  • Bundesliga Team Of The Year: 2016/17
  • African Footballer Of The Year: 2015
  • Bundesliga Player Of The Year: 2015/16
  • Facebook FA Bundesliga Player Of The Year: 2016
  • Bundesliga Top Goal Scorer: 2016/17 (31)
  • Premier League Player Of The Month: October 2018
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2018/19 (22)

Most Expensive Arsenal Signing 2018/19: Lucas Torreira


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Lucas Torreira is Arsenal’s most expensive signing of the 2018/19 season. The Uruguayan international was signed from Sampdoria for around £26m by Unai Emery.

He has quickly become a fan favourite and an integral part of the Gunners midfield. He is a defensive genius who can pick out opposition attacks without breaking a sweat.

Despite being only 23 years old, Torreira’s maturity on the pitch immeasurable. He is the exact player that Arsenal have been needing for years now, the job that N’Golo Kante does in the Chelsea ranks.

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