By all accounts, Arsenal supporters were pleased with this summer’s transfer business.
And much of the credit has gone to Head of Football Raul Sanllehi following deals for Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos, William Saliba and Kieran Tierney in particular.
The Gunners also said goodbye to a number of players including the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan (on loan), Alex Iwobi, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Carl Jenkinson and Laurent Koscielny.
Despite deadline day for Premier League comes falling on the eve of the new season, the European transfer window didn’t close until Monday.
As a result, a study has gone into finding out who has the most valuable squad in world football.
Unsurprisingly the Premier League is the most dominant league when looking at the top-50 most valuable squads in world football, with 15 teams in the rankings.
The most expensive squad belongs to reigning champions Manchester City – whose squad is currently valued £1.14billion, but Arsenal don’t even make the top 10 as their squad value of £592.88m puts them 12th behind Chelsea (10th) and Manchester United (11th).
This comes after splashing out £66.8m on Gabriel Martinelli, Ceballos, Saliba, Pepe, Tierney and David Luiz during the summer window.
Of the other nine English sides, there is only one more team in the top-20 in the world and that is Everton who come in at 16th – just shy of £500million in value.
Below is a table of the top 15.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “It is fascinating just to see how much some squads are worth, and some still might find it surprising that Manchester City continue to top the charts ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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“The amount of English clubs, given the riches of the Premier League, is not a huge shock but certainly Man United not being in the top-ten, must be a worry to their fans – but only highlights how much they have gone backwards since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.”