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

# Player Previous Club Initial Fee
1 Mesut ozil 244 Mesut Özil Real Madrid £35.7m
2 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia £34.3m
3 Alexis Sánchez Barcelona £34m
4 Granit Xhaka Gladbach £26.7m
5 Lucas Pérez Deportivo £17.2m
6 Danny Welbeck Manchester United £16m
7 Andrey Arshavin Zenit £14.5m
8 Sylvain Wiltord Bordeaux £13m
9 Samir Nasri Marseille £12m
10 Santi Cazorla Malaga £11.9m

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

# Player Destination Initial Fee
1 Cesc fabregas 244 Cesc Fàbregas Barcelona £25.4m
2 Marc Overmars Barcelona £25m
3 Emmanuel Adebayor Manchester City £25m
4 Nicolas Anelka Real Madrid £23m
5 Robin van Persie Manchester United £22.5m
6 Samir Nasri Manchester City £22m
7 Thierry Henry Barcelona £16.1m
8 Kolo Touré Manchester City £16m
9 Alex Song Barcelona £14.9m
10 Patrick Vieira Juventus £13.7m

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

# Player Destination Net Profit
1 Cesc fabregas 244 Cesc Fàbregas Barcelona +£22.6m

Transfers

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

Transfers

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

Transfers

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

Transfers

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

Transfers

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

Transfers

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

Transfers

£1m Bastia 23 Jun 2006
£14.9m Barcelona 20 Aug 2012
8 Patrick Vieira Juventus +£10.2m

Transfers

£3.5m AC Milan 14 Aug 1996
£13.7m Juventus 14 Jul 2005
9 Samir Nasri Manchester City +£10m

Transfers

£12m Marseille 11 Jul 2008
£22m Manchester City 24 Aug 2011
10 Gaël Clichy Manchester City +£6.75m

Transfers

£250k Cannes 04 Aug 2003
£7m Manchester City 04 Jul 2011

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

# Player Destination Net Loss
1 Blank 244 Andrey Arshavin Released -£14.5m

Transfers

£14.5m Zenit 03 Feb 2009
£0 Released 30 Jun 2013
2 Sylvain Wiltord Lyon -£13m

Transfers

£13m Bordeaux 26 Aug 2000
£0 Lyon 01 Jul 2004
3 Mikel Arteta Released -£10m

Transfers

£10m Everton 31 Aug 2011
£0 Released 30 Jun 2016
4 Lukas Podolski Galatasaray -£8.52m

Transfers

£10.3m FC Köln 30 Apr 2012
£1.78m Galatasaray 04 Jul 2015
5 Dennis Bergkamp Released -£7.5m

Transfers

£7.5m Internazionale 20 Jun 1995
£0 Released 30 Jun 2006
6 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Barcelona -£7.2m

Transfers

£8.5m Rangers 20 Jun 2001
£1.3m Barcelona 25 May 2004
7 Tomás Rosický Released -£6.8m

Transfers

£6.8m Dortmund 23 May 2006
£0 Released 30 Jun 2016
8 Lauren Portsmouth -£6.7m

Transfers

£7.2m Mallorca 30 May 2000
£500k Portsmouth 10 Jan 2007
9 André Santos Flamengo -£6.2m

Transfers

£6.2m Fenerbahçe 31 Aug 2011
£0 Flamengo 18 Jul 2013
10 Bacary Sagna Manchester City -£6.1m

Transfers

£6.1m Auxerre 12 Jul 2007
£0 Manchester City 30 Jun 2014

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 8

Arrivals (1) £280k

Ben Sheaf £280k 01 Jul 2014

Departures (7) £3m

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
£2,720,000
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 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
5 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
6 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
7 Chelsea 6

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 (2) £5m

Yossi Benayoun £0 01 Jul 2012
Ashley Cole £5m 31 Aug 2006
-£7,900,000
8 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
9 Everton 5

Arrivals (3) £20m

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

Departures (2) £6.5m

Richard Wright £3.5m 24 Jul 2002
Stephen Hughes £3m 07 Mar 2000
-£13,500,000
10 Dortmund 5

Arrivals (3) £9.2m

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
-£9,000,000

Season by net spend Since 1996-1997

# Season Arrivals Net Spend
1 2016-2017 7

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
-£77,260,000
2 2014-2015 13

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
Ainsley Maitland-Niles Free 24 Oct
-£72,785,000
3 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
Alex Iwobi Free 09 May
Isaac Hayden Free 01 Jul
Emiliano Viviano Free 02 Sep
-£27,740,000
4 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
5 2015-2016 8

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
Stephy Mavididi Free 06 Jul
-£19,316,000
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 1997-1998 16

Arrivals

Marc Overmars £7m 01 Jul
Emmanuel Petit £2.5m 01 Jul
Gilles Grimandi £2.5m 04 Jun
Matthew Upson £2m 10 May
Luís Boa Morte £1.75m 14 Jun
Christopher Wreh £300k 07 Aug
Lee Canoville Free 01 Jul
Michael Black Free 01 Jul
Stuart Taylor Free 01 Jul
Brian McGovern Free 01 Jul
Paolo Vernazza Free 01 Jul
Alex Manninger Free 03 Jul
Alberto Mendez Free 17 Jun
Guillaume Norbert Free 01 Jul
Jehad Muntasser Free 01 Jul
Jamie Day Free 01 Jul
-£8,990,000

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 Martin Keown 4,198 days

Club History

£2m Everton 01 Jan 1993
£0 Released 30 Jun 2004
8 Theo Walcott 4,085 days

Club History

£7m Southampton 20 Jan 2006
Still at club
9 Steve Bould 4,035 days

Club History

£390k Stoke 13 Jun 1988
£500k Sunderland 01 Jul 1999
10 Dennis Bergkamp 4,028 days

Club History

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

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 (28 Mar 2017)

# Player Length
1 Theo walcott 244 Theo Walcott 4,085 days

Club History

£7m Southampton 20 Jan 2006
Still at club
2 Wojciech Szczesny 3,923 days

Club History

£0 Legia Warszawa 01 Jul 2006
Still at club
3 Johan Djourou 3,909 days

Club History

£0 Étoile Carouge 01 Aug 2003
£2.4m Hamburg 14 Apr 2014
4 Tomás Rosický 3,691 days

Club History

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

Club History

£200k Kjøbenhavns Boldklub 01 Jul 2004
£0 Released 30 Jun 2014
6 Dennis Bergkamp 3,560 days

Club History

£7.5m Internazionale 20 Jun 1995
£0 Released 30 Jun 2006
7 Kieran Gibbs 3,491 days

Club History

£0 Signed pro terms 06 Sep 2007
Still at club
8 Abou Diaby 3,456 days

Club History

£2m Auxerre 13 Jan 2006
£0 Released 01 Jul 2015
9 Fredrik Ljungberg 3,236 days

Club History

£3m Halmstad 12 Sep 1998
£2m West Ham 23 Jul 2007
10 Aaron Ramsey 3,210 days

Club History

£4.8m Cardiff 13 Jun 2008
Still at club

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 Dennis Bergkamp Internazionale 1995 +622.77% £7.5m £54.2m
4 Thierry Henry Juventus 1999 +348.62% £10.5m £47.1m
5 Alexis Sánchez Barcelona 2014 +35.37% £34m £46m
6 José Reyes Sevilla 2004 +279.3% £10.5m £39.8m
7 Ian Wright Crystal Palace 1991 +1400.0% £2.5m £37.5m
8 Marc Overmars Ajax 1997 +414.22% £7m £36m
9 David Platt Sampdoria 1995 +622.77% £4.75m £34.3m
10 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia 2016 +0.0% £34.3m £34.3m
11 Lauren Mallorca 2000 +335.11% £7.2m £31.3m
12 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Rangers 2001 +232.73% £8.5m £28.3m
13 Samir Nasri Marseille 2008 +123.15% £12m £26.8m
14 Granit Xhaka Gladbach 2016 +0.0% £26.7m £26.7m
15 Francis Jeffers Everton 2001 +232.73% £8m £26.6m
16 Robert Pirès Marseille 2000 +335.11% £6m £26.1m
17 Martin Keown Everton 1993 +1200.01% £2m £26m
18 Theo Walcott Southampton 2006 +246.93% £7m £24.3m
19 Emmanuel Adebayor Monaco 2006 +246.93% £7m £24.3m
20 Santi Cazorla Malaga 2012 +98.62% £11.9m £23.6m

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 Mesut ozil 244 Mesut Özil Real Madrid 2013 +6.53% £35.7m £38.1m
2 Alexis Sánchez Barcelona 2014 +3.42% £34m £35.2m
3 Shkodran Mustafi Valencia 2016 +0.0% £34.3m £34.3m
4 Granit Xhaka Gladbach 2016 +0.0% £26.7m £26.7m
5 Sylvain Wiltord Bordeaux 2000 +56.55% £13m £20.4m
6 Andrey Arshavin Zenit 2009 +20.37% £14.5m £17.5m
7 Lucas Pérez Deportivo 2016 +0.0% £17.2m £17.2m
8 Thierry Henry Juventus 1999 +58.9% £10.5m £16.7m
9 Danny Welbeck Manchester United 2014 +3.42% £16m £16.5m
10 Samir Nasri Marseille 2008 +25.18% £12m £15m
11 José Reyes Sevilla 2004 +42.67% £10.5m £15m
12 Dennis Bergkamp Internazionale 1995 +79.53% £7.5m £13.5m
13 Santi Cazorla Malaga 2012 +9.94% £11.9m £13.1m
14 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Rangers 2001 +51.99% £8.5m £12.9m
15 Gervinho Lille 2011 +15.65% £10.6m £12.2m
16 Francis Jeffers Everton 2001 +51.99% £8m £12.2m
17 Marc Overmars Ajax 1997 +69.4% £7m £11.9m
18 Mikel Arteta Everton 2011 +15.65% £10m £11.6m
19 Calum Chambers Southampton 2014 +3.42% £11m £11.4m
20 Lukas Podolski FC Köln 2012 +9.94% £10.3m £11.3m