Arsenal may have lost the 2022/23 Premier League title to Man City but the Gunners are currently sitting top as the most valuable squad in the world.
The Gunners went up to become the only second team in the world to have a squad worth over €1billion, just behind title rivals Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola and his men overtook Arsenal to win the Premier League last season following the Gunners drop in form and injuries.
Despite losing the title to City, the North London team have surpassed the latest rivals in terms of the value of their squad, which is now €1.21bn.
This is coming after a very busy transfer window which saw Mikel Arteta’s men land Kai Havertz from Chelsea for £65 million last month.
They have also signed Jurrien Timber from Ajax for a reported fee of £34m, before they landed Declan Rice from West Ham in a deal worth £105m.
Totally, Arsenal have already spent over £200 million this summer which has seen their squad value skyrocket.
Speaking about the club’s signings to Eurosport, Wenger said that: “I think it is a good investment.”
“Overall, personally I think they have made good buys as they are players who are now mature, 23, 24, but still young so can stay together for a few years.”
“They will be under more pressure after last year, but they have learned a lot and they can show they can deal with that pressure now,” the Frenchman concluded.
On Futballnews today, we will be looking at the five most valuable clubs in the world ahead of the new season.
Arsenal – €1.21 billion
Pep Guardiola’s City beat Arsenal to the Premier League last season, but the Gunners are on top here.
However, players like Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Gabriel Martinelli have all seen their values increase recently, showing the massive talent at the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester City – €1.19 billion
Man City might have added Haaland to their squad and also won a historic treble but Pep’s men are not the most valuable squad.
The City squad was previously estimated to be worth €1.05 billion and despite their increase since April, Arsenal still tops them.
City’s value might actually increase in the coming weeks with a potential arrival of Josko Gvardiol or might decrease, should Bernardo Silva depart the club.
Paris Saint-Germain – €1.03 billion
Despite losing Lionel Messi this summer, PSG have increased their value from around €882.55 million in April by more than €100,000.
Well, they have been able to achieve that by signing new players to their current squad.
Manuel Ugarte joined from Sporting Lisbon, Milan Skriniar also arrived from Inter, and Lucas Hernandez was also signed from Bayern.
Real Madrid – €991.00 million
Jude Bellingham joining Madrid from Dortmund this summer have moved the numbers of players on their books worth €100 million or more to four.
Currently, Vinicius Jr and Bellingham are the third and fourth most valuable players in the world, they are worth a combined total of €270 million, while Rodrygo and Federico Valverde are both valued at €100 million too.
Bayern Munich – €894.50 million
The Bundesliga Champions have massive wealth of talents in their team, oshua Kimmich, Matthijs de Ligt, and Alphonso Davies all worth €70 million or more currently.
However, German international Jamal Musiala is worth around €110 million just like the Vinicius, Bellingham, Haaland and the rest.
The German team have falling to two places in the rankings despite adding Raphaël Guerreiro and Konrad Laimer, which saw their value drop from €979.7 million since April.
What do you think about this list with Arsenal coming on top? Would it translate to trophies next season for the gunners?