Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Facts: Despite being very strong financially, Arsenal is reluctant to splash out money this summer.

Gunners have more money than the likes of both the Spanish giants and United yet they are again set to tighten the pursue strings in the summer market.

Arsenal stands fifth in the table of top five richest football clubs in the world. Despite the new revelation provided by a report from The Soccerex Football Finance, the Gunners are yet again set to tighten the purse strings this summer.

Boss Unai Emery is set to be handed a measly £40million transfer budget despite the upheaval job required at the Emirates.

The latest figures are only going to further irritate Arsenal fans, with the club facing the prospect of missing out on Champions League football yet again. And Unai Emery is again going to have his hands tied in the summer transfer market and is not ready to make a transfer move this summer.

Soccerex Football Finance calculate how much money a club has by analysing five different variables. They deliver a final Football Finance Index (FFI) score by monitoring player assets, cash in the bank, potential investment, tangible assets and net debt.

Below are the world’s top five richest clubs in the world according to Soccerex football finance.

No. 5 – Arsenal

FFI Score: 2.43
Playing Assets: £486m
Tangible Assets: £431m
Cash in the Bank: £181m
Owner Potential Investment: £213m
Net Debt: £255m

No.4 – Tottenham 

FFI Score: 2.66
Playing Assets: £727m
Tangible Assets: £475m
Cash in the Bank: £200m
Owner Potential Investment: £101m
Net Debt: £369m

No. 3 – Bayern Munich

FFI Score: 2.67
Playing Assets: £725m
Tangible Assets: £221m
Cash in the Bank: £133m
Owner Potential Investment: £103m
Net Debt: -£75m

No. 2 – Paris Saint-Germain

FFI Score: 3.84
Playing Assets: £719m
Tangible Assets: £87m
Cash in the Bank: £77m
Owner Potential Investment: £825m
Net Debt: £32m

No. 1 – Manchester City

FFI Score: 4.21
Playing Assets: £927m
Tangible Assets: £413m
Cash in the Bank: £18m
Owner Potential Investment: £567m
Net Debt: £70m.

The top 100 clubs across Europe are then released and Arsenal sit in fifth spot with a FFI score of 2.43. Figures show they have more cash than both the Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid but remain reluctant to spend it.

Unsurprisingly sitting top of the ladder is Manchester City with playing assets of a whopping £928m. They are closely followed by Paris Saint-Germain, who have billionaire owners pumping money into the club, and Bayern Munich. Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham sit fourth despite having the highest net debt in the top six clubs. After the Gunners, they are followed by Real Madrid, Barcelona and then Manchester United. The top ten is rounded off by Juventus and Chelsea with Liverpool in 11th.

Author’s Take

Despite having huge amount of money in the bank and standing fifth in the table of world’s richest football club. The gunners are reluctant about pursuing any new target for the summer. Arsenal is missing out from the championship League race and inspite of signing for the great players and using the amount for good Emery has tied his hands towards any new signings leaving fans frustrated and annoyed.


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