Arsenal fans are always complaining that our billionaire owner of the club doesn’t invest enough in the transfer market to compete with the big boys, but the fact is that we pay the players that do arrive a hell of a lot of money to make them want to continue playing for the Gunners. This latest report shows that Arsenal are paying nearly 5 million Pounds per squad player which averages out at 88,000 for each player.
The report it also shows that the wages on offer are a fair indication of the League positions with the one big anomaly is that Manchester United have the biggest average wage but are definitely not performing to the predicted position (that may have something to do with a certain Alexis Sanchez lol, or maybe their crap manager!).
These wage stats can explain why Germans would want to come to the Premier League as they earn around half (on average) compared to the EPL, and especially the French players who earn an average of just 1 million a year.
Average wage bills Premier League 2018/19
|Rank||Team||Average annual wage per player|
|16||Brighton & Hove Albion||£1,695,040|
One other thing strikes us out of this report is the reason why every top player has the ambition to play in La Liga with Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barca’s average wage is £10,454,259 (more than double Arsenal’s!) while Real Madrid are second with £8,089,582 (nearly double).
Juventus, PSG, Bayern Munich and even Atletico Madrid all spend more than Arsenal with over 6m per player. Does this explain why they are more successful in Europe than we are?
This is an absolutely fascinating report and is well worth a look, although the detail is quite outstanding and mesmerising…..
So what do you make of these numbers from an Arsenal fans point of view?