The value of Arsenal Football Club has risen to £1.3 billion in the wake of the 2021-22 campaign, a £139 million pound increase on their worth a year ago.
Mikel Arteta led his side to a fifth-place finish and oversaw a significant improvement in on-pitch performances from what was seen in the build-up to 2020-21’s eighth-place finish. Over £140 million was splashed last summer as the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Martin Odegaard were brought to the club on permanent deals and more of the same is expected in the coming months.
A number of high-profile players have already been linked with moves to the Emirates too including Serge Gnabry, Alvaro Morata and Cody Gakpo. The Arsenal boss has emphasised that next season’s Europa League demands mean a squad with much better depth will be required going forward.
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“If you can financially afford it and we don’t have to do the turnaround in the squad that we’ve had to do, if you ask me what I want it’s 22 outfield players and three goalkeepers,” Arteta told a press conference back in May. “You have to come a long way in the aspects that you see on the pitch, it’s a lot of things that have to be put in place, and that takes time.”
While there will be plenty of disappointment at missing out on the Champions League to arch-rivals Tottenham, there is no doubt that the Gunners appear to be heading in the right direction. That improvement is mirrored in the latest European club valuations released by Football Benchmark.
According to their figures, Arsenal’s value has increased by £139 million over the past year, taking their total worth to £1.3 billion. It makes them the 11th most valuable club in Europe and the least valuable of the Premier League ‘big six’.
Tottenham sit in ninth in the rankings with a worth of £1.912bn with Chelsea and Manchester City sat in seventh and sixth respectively. Manchester United remain comfortably the most valuable Premier League side, with a worth of £2.8bn.
But it is Champions League finalists Real Madrid who remain the most valuable side in Europe. According to this valuation, Los Blancos are worth £3.1bn.