Ranked: Top 10 Arsenal Most Expensive Signings in History

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Ranked: Top 10 Arsenal Most Expensive Signings in History
Top 10 Arsenal Most Expensive Signings in History

Arsenal Football Club has a rich history of signing talented young players, and some of these signings have come with a huge price tag. In this article, SportPremi will reveal the top 10 most expensive signings in Arsenal’s history.

Top 10 Arsenal Most Expensive Signings in History

10. Granit Xhaka – £45 million (2016)

Granit Xhaka in Arsenal football club
Granit Xhaka

Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach on July 1, 2016, in a deal worth a total of £45 million.

He became a key player in the squad, known for his passing range and set-piece expertise, under Mikel Arteta Xhaka was handed the captain’s armband in 2019 and made a title in the Premier League before making a return to Bayer Leverkusen.

9. Mesut Özil – £47 million (2013)

Mesut Özil in Arsenal
Mesut Özil

The German attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil Signed for £40 million from Real Madrid on September 3, 2013, signing a five-year contract.

The German midfielder is known for his exceptional passing skills, especially during Arsenal’s counterattacks. He has made 254 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 44 goals and providing 79 assists across all competitions.

8. Thomas Partey – £50 million (2020)

Thomas Partey in Arsenal
Thomas partey

The Ghanaian midfielder joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2015, for a transfer fee of £50 million.

Thomas Parte was considered one of the best defensive midfielders in the world when he played in the Spanish Laliga.

He also played a big role in Arteta’s Premier League title challenge, although his time with Arsenal has been full of injuries.

7. Gabriel Jesus – £52.20 million (2022)

Gabriel Jesus
gabriel jesus

Gabriel Jesus signed for the Gunners on July 4, 2022, he joined the London club when Mikel Arteta’s side was lacking a striker.

The Brazilian striker, who is known for his clinical finish, helped Arsenal qualify for the UEFA Champions League and finished second behind Manchester City, who were crowned champions.

6. Alexandre Lacazette – £53 million (2017)

Alexandre Lacazette celebrating his goaol
Alexandre Lacazette

French striker Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon on July 1, 2013, signing a five-year deal for a deal worth a total of £53 million. He became a key player in the squad, he was known for his goalscoring ability and link-up play with his teammates.

The Frenchman played 206 games for Arsenal in all competitions and scored 71 goals.

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5. Ben White – £58.50 million (2021)

Ben White for Arsenal
Ben White

English defender Ben White joined Arsenal from Brighton on July 30, 2021, signing a five-year deal worth £58.50 million.

The Englishman slotted in perfectly under Mikel Arteta’s team, and Ben White has played over 132 games for the Gunners, becoming a crucial member of their defense.

4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £63.75 million (2018)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund on January 31, 2018, for a transfer fee worth £63.75 million.

Before Aubameyang left the Gunners on a free transfer to Barcelona he made 163 appearances and scored 92 goals for Arsenal.

3. Kai Havertz – £75 million (2023)

Kai Havertz in Arsenal
Kai Havertz

The German international joined Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea on July 1, 2023, for a fee worth £75 million.

Kai Havertz failed to impress at Chelsea, but since joining Arteta’s side, he has improved his goal contributions, making over 20 goal contributions in Arsenal’s 2023/2024 season.

2. Nicolas Pépé – £80 million (2019)

Nicolas Pépé in Arsenal
Nicolas Pépé

Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe joined Arsenal from Lille on August 1, 2019, at a then-record fee worth £80 million. The signing of the Ivorian is considered one of Arsenal’s worst signings, as he failed to perform for the Gunners.

1. Declan Rice – £116.60 million (2023)

Declan Rice the Arsenal most expensive signing
Declan Rice

English midfielder Declan Rice joined Arsenal from West Ham on July 15, 2023, Arsenal broke their transfer record by signing Declan Rice for a record fee worth £116.60 million, making him Arsenal’s most expensive signing.

Rice’s has impressed under Mikel Arteta, making the Gunners midfield strong in attack and defense.

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