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Most expensive signing Initial fee only, add-ons not included

# Player Previous Club Initial Fee
1 Blank 244 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Dortmund £55.6m
2 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon £46m
3 Mesut Özil Real Madrid £35.7m
4 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia £34.3m
5 Alexis Sánchez Barcelona £34m
6 Granit Xhaka Gladbach £26.7m
7 Lucas Torreira Sampdoria £26.6m
8 Bernd Leno Bayer Leverkusen £19.2m
9 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Dortmund £17.8m
10 Lucas Pérez Deportivo £17.2m

Highest transfer fee received Initial fee only, add-ons not included

# Player Destination Initial Fee
1 Alex oxlade chamberlain 244 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool £35m
2 Cesc Fàbregas Barcelona £25.4m
3 Emmanuel Adebayor Manchester City £25m
4 Marc Overmars Barcelona £25m
5 Nicolas Anelka Real Madrid £23m
6 Robin van Persie Manchester United £22.5m
7 Samir Nasri Manchester City £22m
8 Theo Walcott Everton £20m
9 Olivier Giroud Chelsea £18m
10 Thierry Henry Barcelona £16.1m

Most profitable sale Sale fee minus purchase fee, initial fees only

# Player Destination Net Profit
1 Alex oxlade chamberlain 244 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool +£28m

Transfers

£7m Southampton 08 Aug 2011
£35m Liverpool 31 Aug 2017
2 Cesc Fàbregas Barcelona +£22.6m

Transfers

£2.8m Barcelona 11 Sep 2003
£25.4m Barcelona 15 Aug 2011
3 Nicolas Anelka Real Madrid +£22.5m

Transfers

£500k Paris St Germain 22 Feb 1997
£23m Real Madrid 04 Aug 1999
4 Robin van Persie Manchester United +£19.8m

Transfers

£2.75m Feyenoord 17 May 2004
£22.5m Manchester United 17 Aug 2012
5 Marc Overmars Barcelona +£18m

Transfers

£7m Ajax 01 Jul 1997
£25m Barcelona 28 Jul 2000
6 Emmanuel Adebayor Manchester City +£18m

Transfers

£7m Monaco 13 Jan 2006
£25m Manchester City 18 Jul 2009
7 Kolo Touré Manchester City +£15.9m

Transfers

£150k ASEC Mimosas 14 Feb 2002
£16m Manchester City 29 Jul 2009
8 Alex Song Barcelona +£13.9m

Transfers

£1m Bastia 23 Jun 2006
£14.9m Barcelona 20 Aug 2012
9 Theo Walcott Everton +£13m

Transfers

£7m Southampton 20 Jan 2006
£20m Everton 17 Jan 2018
10 Francis Coquelin Valencia +£12.4m

Transfers

£0 Stade Lavallois 22 Jul 2008
£12.4m Valencia 11 Jan 2018

Least profitable sale Purchase fee minus sale fee, initial fees only

# Player Destination Net Loss
1 Alexis sanchez 244 Alexis Sánchez Manchester United -£34m

Transfers

£34m Barcelona 10 Jul 2014
£0 Manchester United 22 Jan 2018
2 Andrey Arshavin Released -£14.5m

Transfers

£14.5m Zenit 03 Feb 2009
£0 Released 30 Jun 2013
3 Lucas Pérez West Ham -£13.2m

Transfers

£17.2m Deportivo 30 Aug 2016
£4m West Ham 09 Aug 2018
4 Sylvain Wiltord Lyon -£13m

Transfers

£13m Bordeaux 26 Aug 2000
£0 Lyon 01 Jul 2004
5 Santi Cazorla Released -£11.9m

Transfers

£11.9m Malaga 07 Aug 2012
£0 Released 01 Jul 2018
6 Mikel Arteta Released -£10m

Transfers

£10m Everton 31 Aug 2011
£0 Released 30 Jun 2016
7 Mathieu Debuchy St Etienne -£10m

Transfers

£10m Newcastle 17 Jul 2014
£0 St Etienne 31 Jan 2018
8 Lukas Podolski Galatasaray -£8.52m

Transfers

£10.3m FC Köln 30 Apr 2012
£1.78m Galatasaray 04 Jul 2015
9 Per Mertesacker Released -£8m

Transfers

£8m Werder Bremen 31 Aug 2011
£0 Released 01 Jun 2018
10 Dennis Bergkamp Released -£7.5m

Transfers

£7.5m Internazionale 20 Jun 1995
£0 Released 30 Jun 2006

Club dealings Total number of arrivals and departures per club

# Club Transfers Net Profit
1 Barcelona 14

Arrivals (6) £37.9m

Alexis Sánchez £34m 10 Jul 2014
Julio Pleguezuelo £400k 10 Jun 2013
Héctor Bellerín £350k 01 Jul 2011
Jon Toral £310k 25 Feb 2011
Fran Mérida £0 30 Sep 2005
Cesc Fàbregas £2.8m 11 Sep 2003

Departures (8) £109m

Thomas Vermaelen £7.24m 10 Aug 2014
Alex Song £14.9m 20 Aug 2012
Cesc Fàbregas £25.4m 15 Aug 2011
Alexander Hleb £11.9m 16 Jul 2008
Thierry Henry £16.1m 25 Jun 2007
Giovanni van Bronckhorst £1.3m 25 May 2004
Emmanuel Petit £7m 28 Jul 2000
Marc Overmars £25m 28 Jul 2000
£70,980,000
2 West Ham 9

Arrivals (1) £280k

Ben Sheaf £280k 01 Jul 2014

Departures (8) £7m

Lucas Pérez £4m 09 Aug 2018
Fredrik Ljungberg £2m 23 Jul 2007
David Noble £0 01 Jul 2003
Davor Šuker £0 28 Jun 2000
Nigel Winterburn £250k 22 Jun 2000
Ömer Rıza £0 01 Jul 1999
Ian Wright £750k 13 Jul 1998
John Hartson £0 14 Feb 1997
£6,720,000
3 QPR 7

Arrivals (1) £1.3m

David Seaman £1.3m 01 Jun 1990

Departures (6) £3.43m

Armand Traoré £1.2m 30 Aug 2011
Matthew Connolly £1m 02 Jan 2008
Chris Kiwomya £0 01 Aug 1998
Matthew Rose £500k 01 Jul 1997
Steve Morrow £600k 01 Jul 1997
Lee Harper £125k 30 Jun 1997
£2,125,000
4 Dortmund 7

Arrivals (5) £82.6m

Sokratis Papastathopoulos £17.8m 02 Jul 2018
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang £55.6m 31 Jan 2018
Thomas Eisfeld £400k 31 Jan 2012
Tomás Rosický £6.8m 23 May 2006
Jens Lehmann £2m 25 Jul 2003

Departures (2) £200k

Guillaume Warmuz £0 01 Jul 2003
Guy Demel £200k 01 Jul 2001
-£82,350,000
5 Chelsea 7

Arrivals (4) £12.9m

Petr Cech £10.9m 29 Jun 2015
Yossi Benayoun £0 31 Aug 2011
Lassana Diarra £2m 31 Aug 2007
William Gallas £0 31 Aug 2006

Departures (3) £23m

Olivier Giroud £18m 31 Jan 2018
Yossi Benayoun £0 01 Jul 2012
Ashley Cole £5m 31 Aug 2006
£10,100,000
6 Manchester City 7

Departures (7) £72m

Bacary Sagna £0 30 Jun 2014
Samir Nasri £22m 24 Aug 2011
Gaël Clichy £7m 04 Jul 2011
Kolo Touré £16m 29 Jul 2009
Emmanuel Adebayor £25m 18 Jul 2009
Edward McGoldrick £1m 31 Oct 1996
Paul Dickov £1m 23 Aug 1996
£72,000,000
7 Monaco 6

Arrivals (6) £15.2m

Park Chu-young £2.65m 30 Aug 2011
Emmanuel Adebayor £7m 13 Jan 2006
Armand Traoré £250k 01 Aug 2005
Christopher Wreh £300k 07 Aug 1997
Emmanuel Petit £2.5m 01 Jul 1997
Gilles Grimandi £2.5m 04 Jun 1997
-£15,200,000
8 Crystal Palace 6

Arrivals (2) £2.5m

Edward McGoldrick £0 01 Jul 1993
Ian Wright £2.5m 24 Sep 1991

Departures (4) £1.11m

Marouane Chamakh £0 10 Aug 2013
Julian Gray £500k 01 Jul 2000
Thomas Black £500k 01 Jul 2000
Andy Linighan £110k 20 Jan 1997
-£1,390,000
9 Everton 6

Arrivals (3) £20m

Mikel Arteta £10m 31 Aug 2011
Francis Jeffers £8m 14 Jun 2001
Martin Keown £2m 01 Jan 1993

Departures (3) £26.5m

Theo Walcott £20m 17 Jan 2018
Richard Wright £3.5m 24 Jul 2002
Stephen Hughes £3m 07 Mar 2000
£6,500,000
10 Southampton 5

Arrivals (3) £25m

Calum Chambers £11m 28 Jul 2014
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain £7m 08 Aug 2011
Theo Walcott £7m 20 Jan 2006

Departures (2) £500k

Luís Boa Morte £500k 26 Aug 1999
Scott Marshall £0 01 Jul 1998
-£24,500,000

Season by net spend Since 1996-1997

# Season Arrivals Net Spend
1 2016-2017 10

Arrivals

Shkodran Mustafi £34.3m 30 Aug
Granit Xhaka £26.7m 25 May
Lucas Pérez £17.2m 30 Aug
Kelechi Nwakali £3m 13 Jun
Rob Holding £2m 22 Jul
Takuma Asano £800k 03 Jul
Cohen Bramall £40k 04 Jan
Reiss Nelson Free 23 Dec
Chiori Johnson Free 01 May
Edward Nketiah Free 14 Sep
-£77,260,000
2 2014-2015 15

Arrivals

Alexis Sánchez £34m 10 Jul
Danny Welbeck £16m 02 Sep
Gabriel Paulista £11.2m 28 Jan
Calum Chambers £11m 28 Jul
Mathieu Debuchy £10m 17 Jul
David Ospina £3.16m 27 Jul
Krystian Bielik £2.3m 21 Jan
Ben Sheaf £280k 01 Jul
Kristopher Da Graca £80k 14 Jul
Hugo Keto £55k 01 Aug
Chuba Akpom Free 04 Feb
Jonatas Centeno Free 27 Mar
Chris Willock Free 09 Feb
Kaylen Hinds Free 04 Feb
Ainsley Maitland-Niles Free 24 Oct
-£72,785,000
3 2018-2019 5

Arrivals

Lucas Torreira £26.6m 10 Jul
Bernd Leno £19.2m 19 Jun
Sokratis Papastathopoulos £17.8m 02 Jul
Mattéo Guendouzi £7.1m 11 Jul
Stephan Lichtsteiner Free 05 Jun
-£60,252,000
4 2013-2014 13

Arrivals

Mesut Özil £35.7m 02 Sep
Dan Crowley £1m 01 Jul
Julio Pleguezuelo £400k 10 Jun
Yaya Sanogo £390k 01 Jul
Jamaal Raage £200k 01 Jul
Matt Macey £100k 23 Oct
Mathieu Flamini Free 29 Aug
Semi Ajayi Free 01 Jul
Kim Källström Free 31 Jan
Zachari Fagan Free 01 Jul
Isaac Hayden Free 01 Jul
Alex Iwobi Free 09 May
Emiliano Viviano Free 02 Sep
-£27,740,000
5 2001-2002 19

Arrivals

Giovanni van Bronckhorst £8.5m 20 Jun
Francis Jeffers £8m 14 Jun
Richard Wright £6m 05 Jul
Junichi Inamoto £3.5m 20 Jul
Stathis Tavlaridis £600k 19 Sep
Kolo Touré £150k 14 Feb
Ólafur Skúlason Free 01 Jul
John Spicer Free 01 Jul
Sebastian Larsson Free 01 Jul
Steve Sidwell Free 01 Jul
Rohan Ricketts Free 01 Jul
Ryan Garry Free 09 Jun
Craig Holloway Free 01 Aug
Sol Campbell Free 03 Jul
Alex Bailey Free 01 Jul
Ben Chorley Free 01 Jul
Carlin Itonga Free 01 Jul
Jerome Thomas Free 01 Jul
Juan Jaimez Free 01 Jul
-£22,550,000
6 2015-2016 14

Arrivals

Petr Cech £10.9m 29 Jun
Mohamed Elneny £6.88m 14 Jan
Yassin Fortune £1.5m 01 Jul
Jeff Reine-Adelaide £1.5m 01 Jul
Ismaël Bennacer £175k 29 Jul
Vlad Dragomir £71k 24 Jun
Donyell Malen £70k 26 Jul
Tafari Moore Free 10 Jan
Tolaji Bola Free 01 Jan
Marc Bola Free 01 Apr
Marcus McGuane Free 01 Feb
Aaron Eyoma Free 01 Mar
Ryan Huddart Free 01 Mar
Stephy Mavididi Free 06 Jul
-£19,316,000
7 2008-2009 13

Arrivals

Andrey Arshavin £14.5m 03 Feb
Samir Nasri £12m 11 Jul
Aaron Ramsey £4.8m 13 Jun
Mikaël Silvestre £750k 20 Aug
Ignasi Miquel £500k 01 Jul
Amaury Bischoff £250k 30 Jul
Oğuzhan Özyakup £200k 01 Jul
Henri Lansbury Free 01 Jul
Francis Coquelin Free 22 Jul
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas Free 01 Jul
Sanchez Watt Free 01 Jul
Emmanuel Frimpong Free 13 Feb
Jack Wilshere Free 05 Jan
-£17,110,000
8 2003-2004 - The Invincibles 10

Arrivals

José Reyes £10.5m 28 Jan
Cesc Fàbregas £2.8m 11 Sep
Jens Lehmann £2m 25 Jul
Gaël Clichy £250k 04 Aug
Frank Simek Free 01 Jul
Jordan Fowler Free 01 Jul
Ryan Smith Free 01 Jul
Adam Birchall Free 01 Jul
Daniel Karbassiyoon Free 07 Jul
Johan Djourou Free 01 Aug
-£15,050,000
9 1995-1996 6

Arrivals

Dennis Bergkamp £7.5m 20 Jun
David Platt £4.75m 10 Jul
Ben Smith Free 01 Jul
Paul Read Free 01 Jul
Stephen Hughes Free 01 Jul
Roy O'Brien Free 01 Jul
-£12,250,000
10 1998-1999 11

Arrivals

Nwankwo Kanu £4.5m 15 Jan
Fredrik Ljungberg £3m 12 Sep
Kaba Diawara £2.5m 29 Jan
Nelson Vivas £1.6m 05 Aug
David Grondin £500k 19 Jun
Greg Lincoln Free 01 Jul
Graham Barrett Free 10 Oct
David Livermore Free 01 Jul
Jo Kuffour Free 01 Jul
Thomas Black Free 01 Jul
Ömer Rıza Free 01 Jul
-£10,050,000

Longest total club stint (of players contracted to Arsenal at any time after 30 Sep 1996)

# Player Length
1 Blank 244 Tony Adams 6,615 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 30 Jun 1984
£0 Released 10 Aug 2002
2 Lee Dixon 5,266 days

Club History

£400k Stoke 29 Jan 1988
£0 Released 30 Jun 2002
3 David Seaman 4,777 days

Club History

£1.3m QPR 01 Jun 1990
£0 Released 30 Jun 2003
4 Nigel Winterburn 4,740 days

Club History

£350k Wimbledon 01 Jul 1987
£250k West Ham 22 Jun 2000
5 Ray Parlour 4,405 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 01 Jul 1992
£0 Middlesbrough 23 Jul 2004
6 Paul Merson 4,389 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 01 Jul 1985
£5m Middlesbrough 07 Jul 1997
7 Theo Walcott 4,380 days

Club History

£7m Southampton 20 Jan 2006
£20m Everton 17 Jan 2018
8 Martin Keown 4,198 days

Club History

£2m Everton 01 Jan 1993
£0 Released 30 Jun 2004
9 Wojciech Szczesny 4,036 days

Club History

£0 Legia Warszawa 01 Jul 2006
£10m Juventus 19 Jul 2017
10 Steve Bould 4,035 days

Club History

£390k Stoke 13 Jun 1988
£500k Sunderland 01 Jul 1999

Shortest total club stint (of players contracted to Arsenal at any time after 30 Sep 1996)

# Player Length
1 Blank 244 Kaba Diawara 123 days

Club History

£2.5m Bordeaux 29 Jan 1999
£3m Marseille 01 Jun 1999
2 Lassana Diarra 139 days

Club History

£2m Chelsea 31 Aug 2007
£5.5m Portsmouth 17 Jan 2008
3 Kim Källström Loan 150 days

Club History

£0 Spartak Moscow 31 Jan 2014
£0 Spartak Moscow 30 Jun 2014
4 Guillaume Warmuz 181 days

Club History

£0 Free Agent 01 Jan 2003
£0 Dortmund 01 Jul 2003
5 Jamaal Raage 184 days

Club History

£200k Brommapojkarna 01 Jul 2013
£0 Released 01 Jan 2014
6 Jehad Muntasser 193 days

Club History

£0 Pro Sesto 01 Jul 1997
£0 Bristol City 10 Jan 1998
7 Tomas Danilevičius 195 days

Club History

£1m Lausanne 01 Jul 2000
£0 Dunfermline 12 Jan 2001
8 James Harper 239 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 01 Jul 2000
£700k Reading 25 Feb 2001
9 Stephen Bradley 261 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 01 Jul 2004
£0 Drogheda United 19 Mar 2005
10 Emiliano Viviano Loan 301 days

Club History

£0 Palermo 02 Sep 2013
£0 Palermo 30 Jun 2014

Days serving Wenger Longest club stints between 30 Sep 1996 - Today (12 Nov 2018)

# Player Length
1 Theo walcott 244 Theo Walcott 4,380 days

Club History

£7m Southampton 20 Jan 2006
£20m Everton 17 Jan 2018
2 Wojciech Szczesny 4,036 days

Club History

£0 Legia Warszawa 01 Jul 2006
£10m Juventus 19 Jul 2017
3 Johan Djourou 3,909 days

Club History

£0 Étoile Carouge 01 Aug 2003
£2.4m Hamburg 14 Apr 2014
4 Aaron Ramsey 3,804 days

Club History

£4.8m Cardiff 13 Jun 2008
Still at club
5 Tomás Rosický 3,691 days

Club History

£6.8m Dortmund 23 May 2006
£0 Released 30 Jun 2016
6 Nicklas Bendtner 3,651 days

Club History

£200k Kjøbenhavns Boldklub 01 Jul 2004
£0 Released 30 Jun 2014
7 Kieran Gibbs 3,646 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 06 Sep 2007
£7m WBA 30 Aug 2017
8 Dennis Bergkamp 3,560 days

Club History

£7.5m Internazionale 20 Jun 1995
£0 Released 30 Jun 2006
9 Damián Martínez 3,466 days

Club History

£1.3m Independiente 17 May 2009
Still at club
10 Jack Wilshere 3,464 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 05 Jan 2009
£0 Released 01 Jul 2018

Record transfers, adjusted by Transfer Price Index© 1 Initial fee only, add-ons not included. Only showing players contracted to Arsenal at any time after 30 Sep 1996.

# Player Previous Club Year Signed TPI Adj Original Fee Adj Fee
1 Mesut ozil 244 Mesut Özil Real Madrid 2013 +90.48% £35.7m £68.1m
2 Sylvain Wiltord Bordeaux 2000 +335.11% £13m £56.6m
3 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Dortmund 2018 +% £55.6m £55.6m
4 Dennis Bergkamp Internazionale 1995 +622.77% £7.5m £54.2m
5 Thierry Henry Juventus 1999 +348.62% £10.5m £47.1m
6 Alexis Sánchez Barcelona 2014 +35.37% £34m £46m
7 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon 2017 +% £46m £46m
8 José Reyes Sevilla 2004 +279.3% £10.5m £39.8m
9 Ian Wright Crystal Palace 1991 +1400.0% £2.5m £37.5m
10 Marc Overmars Ajax 1997 +414.22% £7m £36m
11 David Platt Sampdoria 1995 +622.77% £4.75m £34.3m
12 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia 2016 +0.0% £34.3m £34.3m
13 Lauren Mallorca 2000 +335.11% £7.2m £31.3m
14 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Rangers 2001 +232.73% £8.5m £28.3m
15 Samir Nasri Marseille 2008 +123.15% £12m £26.8m
16 Granit Xhaka Gladbach 2016 +0.0% £26.7m £26.7m
17 Francis Jeffers Everton 2001 +232.73% £8m £26.6m
18 Lucas Torreira Sampdoria 2018 +% £26.6m £26.6m
19 Robert Pirès Marseille 2000 +335.11% £6m £26.1m
20 Martin Keown Everton 1993 +1200.01% £2m £26m

Record signings, adjusted for UK inflation Initial fee only, add-ons not included. Only showing players contracted to Arsenal at any time after 30 Sep 1996.

# Player Previous Club Year Signed Inflation Rate Original Fee Adj Fee
1 Blank 244 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Dortmund 2018 +% £55.6m £55.6m
2 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon 2017 +% £46m £46m
3 Mesut Özil Real Madrid 2013 +6.53% £35.7m £38.1m
4 Alexis Sánchez Barcelona 2014 +3.42% £34m £35.2m
5 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia 2016 +0.0% £34.3m £34.3m
6 Granit Xhaka Gladbach 2016 +0.0% £26.7m £26.7m
7 Lucas Torreira Sampdoria 2018 +% £26.6m £26.6m
8 Sylvain Wiltord Bordeaux 2000 +56.55% £13m £20.4m
9 Bernd Leno Bayer Leverkusen 2018 +% £19.2m £19.2m
10 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Dortmund 2018 +% £17.8m £17.8m
11 Andrey Arshavin Zenit 2009 +20.37% £14.5m £17.5m
12 Lucas Pérez Deportivo 2016 +0.0% £17.2m £17.2m
13 Thierry Henry Juventus 1999 +58.9% £10.5m £16.7m
14 Danny Welbeck Manchester United 2014 +3.42% £16m £16.5m
15 Samir Nasri Marseille 2008 +25.18% £12m £15m
16 José Reyes Sevilla 2004 +42.67% £10.5m £15m
17 Dennis Bergkamp Internazionale 1995 +79.53% £7.5m £13.5m
18 Santi Cazorla Malaga 2012 +9.94% £11.9m £13.1m
19 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Rangers 2001 +51.99% £8.5m £12.9m
20 Gervinho Lille 2011 +15.65% £10.6m £12.2m