Everybody at Arsenal, apart from a few players, seem to be for sale, so who are Arsenal’s top 5 most valuable players?

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This summer, Arsenal look set to undergo yet another major overhaul as the club starts to resemble my grand house clear out, ridding myself of 20 years of crap. I’m on my third go at that, too.

Few players at Arsenal are unsellable in this window. Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe, Thomas Partey, and Kieran Tierney perhaps the only players safe from the firesale, but can Arsenal get good money for the players they plan to move on?

Not as much as they would like, it seems, with four of the top five most valuable Arsenal players on the ‘hands off’ list.

Top 5 most valuable Arsenal players

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal in action during Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London - 23 Apr 2021. Copyright: Holly Allison / TPI / Shutterstock
Bukayo Saka of Arsenal in action during Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London – 23 Apr 2021. Copyright: Holly Allison / TPI / Shutterstock

5. Alexandre Lacazette £25.2m

The only player who is on this list who is also for sale.

4. Kieran Tierney £28.8m

Tierney’s value will likely increase when his new five-year deal is officially announced.

3. Nicolas Pepe £31.5m

Not quite the £72m we paid for him, and it’s hard to say ‘he’s getting there’ when his value has slowly slid downwards ever since we vastly overpaid for him. Even with his improved performances, Arsenal’s as a team have scuppered his value further.

2. Thomas Partey £36m

Arsenal’s second most valuable player who cost £45m just last summer.

1. Bukayo Saka £58.5m

Not only is Saka the most valuable player at Arsenal, he is the most valuable player in world football amongst every single one born in 2001, every single player in left midfield and is the eighth most valuable English man, even though he can’t get a minute at the Euros.

He is also the 38th most valuable player in world football.

Arsenal’s 5 least valuable players

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Willian celebrates scoring their side s third goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion – Premier League – Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Willian celebrates scoring their side s third goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

5. Willian £8.1m

Technically he cost nothing financially in terms of a fee but his signing has cost us quite a bit in other ways. Reportedly wants to leave.

4. Pablo Mari £6.3m

He might be in the bottom five but at least he represents a profit as Arsenal only paid £4.5m for him.

3. Cedric Soares £5.4m

Another freebie.

2. Runar Runarsson £1.35m

Yes, this really happened and yes, we really paid £1.8m for it to happen.

1. Dejan Iliev £270k

 

[Valuations via individual player pages on Transfermarkt]

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