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Premier League wage table sums up Arsenal achievement as Liverpool overtake a big club



Arsenal top the Premier League, with Mikel Arteta’s side ahead of competition from the Big Six, despite their wage bill being a fraction of their rivals.

Arsenal are chasing their first Premier League title in 19 years and the significance of such an achievement is heightened by their financial stature.

The Gunners are two points clear of perennial champions Manchester City with a game in hand before their meeting with Everton on Wednesday night. Mikel Arteta’s side bounced back from a three match winless streak by beating Aston Villa and Leicester in their last two matches.

Arteta’s squad has been built over the years through impressive work in the transfer market, with the likes of Aaron Ramsdale (£32m), Ben White (£50m), Thomas Partey (£45m), Martin Odegaard (£30m) and Gabriel Jesus (£45m) are the backbone of the team. Although they have spent freely in recent transfer windows, their wages remain well below those of their rivals. Figures on club accounts compiled by The Times show the impressive nature of their current state. They detail figures from the most recent season with a history of submissions, in 2021/22, although Chelsea’s are from the previous season.

Arsenal spent £206m on player wages that season, a full £178m less than Manchester United, who spent the most in the Premier League (£384m). Liverpool paid £366m, while Manchester City spent £354m that season. Arsenal’s closest rivals Spurs spent £209m, a similar figure to the Gunners. This image will have changed in recent years, wages fluctuating above. A comparison with the 2017 figures shows that the Premier League wage remark in the Premier League during this five -year period, against 208 million GBP increased to 366 million GBP of 75%, while the city of the city From 264 million GBP to one million GBP to one million GBP to a million GBP to a million GBP to a million GBP to a million GBP to a million GBP to one million GBP at one million GBP A million GBP at one million GBP at a million GBP to a million GBP to one million GBP to one million GBP to a million GBP for 354 million GBP.

For comparison: Arsenals increased only 5.6% from 2017 to 2022 to 195 million GBP to 206 million GBP. Their expenses have certainly increased significantly in recent years, the Gunners improving the amounts of the amounts to keep competition from the rival away.

For example, the new Gabriel Martinelli contract will assume that he has increased his salary by around 70,000 GBP per week to £ 180,000 per week – a number that put him in harmony with the party and Jesus, the best winner of the club. Bukayo Saka and William Saliba will follow the Brazilian to write a new long -term lucrative agreement.

SAKA is right to agree with a contract of more than 200,000 pounds per week in an agreement which is described as the club’s ambition for the future. He recently said: “When it’s over, I can tell you more, but obviously, we intend to extend the contracts of our best players, and when it’s finished, it’s great news for the club.”

According to Spotrac, these are the Manchester City -Doo Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland the two best paid players in the Premier League. They come in front of the David de Gea by Manchester United and the Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. The highest entry of Arsenal is Jesus in the 13th.

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