With the transfer window in full swing this summer, many football clubs around the world will be making a number of improvements to their squad.
Arsenal are no different, as Mikel Arteta’s side have managed to acquire the services of individuals such as Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes and Dani Ceballos (once again), although they have seen the likes of Emiliano Martinez depart.
Nonetheless, perhaps the best bit of business they have managed to conduct this season was to tie down star man, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to a new contract. Indeed, some of the best things that esport bettors can do is to check out the latest esport betting sites.
Finances have always played a role at the Emirates Stadium, though, in the past when looking for new recruits as the financial backing has not been as available as other clubs in the Premier League appear to have it.
In fact, the Gunners have only spent more than £40 million on four occasions. Now, whether that can be considered excellent business because of the players they have, or whether it can be considered a hinderance is a different debate, but these are the men to have broken that barrier so far (all figures from TransferMarkt).
Nicolas Pepe – £72m
Nicolas Pepe arrived at the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2019 with plenty of expectation on his shoulders as Arsenal made him their record signing by some distance. The French winger appears to have started to find his feet in north London after a rather slow start and will look to prove to the Gunners just why they were so desperate to land him and paid top-money to have him represent them.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £57.38m
Perhaps the best transfer of the modern era that the club has managed to complete, Aubameyang arrived in January 2018 from Borussia Dortmund and has gone on to become an instant favourite with everybody at the club. The Gabon international has provided his team with double figures every season he has been at the Emirates Stadium and his new contract is fully-deserved as he continues to prove vital to Arsenal and Mikel Arteta‘s plans for the immediate future.
Alexandre Lacazette – £47.7m
Alexandre Lacazette is a striker that can split opinion at the Emirates Stadium as there are arguments that he has not been clinical enough in front of goal and has perhaps struggled to justify the £47.7m transfer fee that was paid to Olympique de Lyonnais. However, the 2020/21 Premier League campaign has seen the Frenchman start in electic form and Gunners’ fans will hope to see it continue for as long as possible.
Mesut Ozil – £42.3m
Mesut Ozil’s fall from grace is well-documented, however the £42.3m transfer fee Arsenal splashed out to take him from Real Madrid looked a real piece of astute business at the time. Prior to signing that mammoth contract extension, there were arguably no better playmakers in the whole of the Premier League (or perhaps even Europe) than the German midfielder, however things have gone downhill ever since.
Granit Xhaka – £40.5m
Another player to have split opinion amongst Arsenal fans during his time at the club, Granit Xhaka was signed from Borussia Monchengladbach as a 23-year-old for a fee of £40.5m. Having infamously fallen out with the fanbase in 2019, the Switzerland international midfielder appears to have been given a new lease of life under Arteta and has become one of the most important players in the Gunners set-up.