Arsenal has one of the best-attacking forwards in the Premier League League. Despite the front trio of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe, they have struggled to score goals this season.
The Gunners have missed out of the Champions League and in order to return to the elite league, they have spent £100m on players’ wages across the course of the season. The club broke their transfer record to sign Pepe from Lille for £72m and also executed a £8m steal of David Luiz from their biggest rivals, Chelsea The Gunners also signed Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid and paid a hefty sum for his services.
The Gunners wage bill has recently fallen from fourth to the fifth highest in the Premier League, with Liverpool jumping up two places to overtake the North London club.
Arsenal have previously been criticised for failing to sign their targets but all of that changed this summer. Powered by the ambitious mind of Raul Sanllehi, the Gunners carried out one of their most successful transfer windows in years. The strengthened their wing, midfield and defensive ranks and even signed a future prospect in William Saliba from Saint Etienne.
And according to Spotrac, Mesut Ozil is the highest-paid player in Arsenal with £350,000-a-week after signing a new contract in the summer of 2018. The club gave him a new deal and a massive pay-rise shortly before Arsene Wenger left the club.
The club captain, Aubameyang, is the second-highest player despite been the club’s best performer this season. The Gabon international earns a whopping £200,000 per week. Fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette.pockets £182,000-a-week. The Frenchman has not been prolific for the Gunners this season.
Pepe earns £140,000-a-week after joining the club in the summer and former Chelsea defender David Luiz earns just over £125,000-a-week. Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac both earn £110,000 and £100,000 respectively
Outcasted captain Granit Xhaka still earns his £100,000-a-week wage while Shkodran Mustafi, who has been unimpressive this season, pockets a weekly wage of £90,000.
Midfield anchors Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi both earn modest salaries based on their quality and could possibly command a higher wage elsewhere. The Uruguayan pockets £75,000-a-week with his younger French colleague taking home £40,000-a-week.
Hector Bellerin signed a new contract last summer which saw his salary rise quite a bit as a reward for his consistent performances. One of their biggest earners, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, was allowed to leave late on in the 2020 summer transfer window, on loan to AS Roma.
Below is the full list of Arsenal’s player salaries – both annually and weekly.
Mesut Ozil (18.2m / £350k
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.4m / £200k) He recently signed a new contract, now makes £360 K weekly.
Alexandre Lacazette (9.4m / 182k)
Nicolas Pepe (7.2m / 140k)
David Luiz (6.5m / 125k)
Hector Bellerin (£5.7m / 110k)
Sead Kolasinac (5.2m / 100k)
Bernd Leno (5.2m / 100k)
Granit Xhaka (5.2m / 100k)
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (4.7m / 92k)
Shkodran Mustafi (4.6m / 90k)
Lucas Torreira (3.9m / 75k)
Calum Chambers (2.6m / 50k)
Matteo Guendouzi (2m / 40k)
Ainsley Maitland-Niles £1.8m / 35k)
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Arsenal player Babriel Magalhaes salary, he was signed in 2020.
Arsenal is expected to pay Gabriel Magalhaes €2m-a-year net.
That will be about £1.8m after tax, this means he makes £34.6kpw.
Before tax it’s around £3.375m-a-year or £65kpw.