Manchester United have blown Arsenal’s operating income out of the water.
- Manchester United break record revenue
- Red Devils have at least £100m more than any other Premier League team to spend each summer
- Earn higher revenue than La Liga giants
- Blow Arsenal’s operating income out of the water
United’s operating income is £224m. That’s more that Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool combined.
The operating income is, in the simplest terms possible, how much profit a club makes before taxes and interest. It takes gross income and then takes away operating expenses, such as wages, leaving you with how much money the club has left over.
Effectively, under FFP & spending guidelines Manchester United's commercial power gives them at least £100m extra every summer, minimum.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) June 6, 2017
This figure means that United have around £100m extra to spend each summer, while still operating within the parameters of financial fair play.
They truly are a financial powerhouse.
For a far more comprehensive explanation from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about, read Adam Joseph’s thread on the topic here.