Arsenal remain in seventh place in this year’s Deloitte Money League, the same position they held last year.
With a revenue of €468.5m for 2015/16, this puts Arsene Wenger’s side behind leaders, United, by €220.5m. This clearly shows massive work still needs to be done by the Arsenal commercial side to close that gap.
In fact, one of the main reasons for moving to the Emirates was to ensure that Arsenal could compete financially, yet Manchester City generated a revenue of €524.9m, an increase of €61.4m. Arsenal increased their revenue over the same period by just €33m.
That being said, Arsenal achieved the largest revenue increase when you look at how Chelsea and Liverpool performed. Both those clubs should start to see increases with their stadium redevelopments, however.
It is worth noting the huge rise in revenue for most clubs.
In 12/13, Arsenal earned just €284.3m. Last year, they moved closer to becoming one of only a handful of clubs to break the €500m barrier.
Arsenal’s 15/16 revenue increase represented a 6% rise, largely thanks to the increased distributions from UEFA and their Champions League involvement.
They have the second highest matchday revenue globally, falling behind United in this edition of the Money League.
- Matchday revenue (2nd) €133.6m (£99.9m) – 29%
- Broadcast (5th) €192m (£143.6m) – 41%
- Commercial (10th) €142.9m (£106.9m) – 30%
Deloitte predict that Arsenal will need to work on their commercial side should they wish to crack the top five. The increased TV revenue deals will not be enough to do it on its own.