Who are Arsenal’s 10 most valuable players this season when it comes to cash value?
After another major overhaul in the summer, Arsenal’s list of most valuable players has undergone something of a revamp, too.
Few players at Arsenal were unsellable in the last window.
Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe, Thomas Partey, and Kieran Tierney perhaps the only players who were safe from the firesale and all of them make the list, as do some of the new boys.
Top 10 most valuable Arsenal players
10. Alexandre Lacazette £19.8m
10th on this list, it is likely to be the last time Lacazette appears with the striker’s contract expiring next summer.
Arsenal will try to sell him in January to recoup some of the £47.7m they spent on him. Given Lacazette is still only 30, this isn’t a great example of asset management.
8. Gabriel £22.2m
Arsenal shelled out £23.4m for Gabriel last summer when he was worth around £18m.
8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang £22.5m
Now that he’s over 30, Auba’s value is on the slow downward slide to retirement. For a brief moment after he arrived at Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, Auba’s value rose from the £57.38m Arsenal paid for him to £67.5m but it has been on a downward spiral ever since.
7. Emile Smith Rowe £25.2m
This time last year, Emile Smith Rowe was worth just £2.43m, meaning his value has increased more than ten-fold in the last 12 months.
6. Kieran Tierney £28.8m
After signing a new Arsenal deal, Tierney’s value rose slightly and he now sits at £4.5m above what Arsenal paid for him two years ago.
5. 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. Benjamin White £36m
At £50m, Arsenal certainly overpaid for Benjamin White, who was worth only £25.2m when he was purchased.
As you can see, the move to Arsenal alone added nearly £10m to his value.
2. Martin Odegaard £36m
Arriving in the summer on a permanent deal, Odegaard’s value should start to rise quite a bit with regular football.
Even though Odegaard was valued at around £36m in the summer, Arsenal only paid £31.5m for him.
2. Thomas Partey £36m
Arsenal’s second most valuable player who cost £45m when he was first purchased.
1. Bukayo Saka £58.5m
Not only is Saka the most valuable player at Arsenal, he is the most valuable player in world football born in 2001, the most valuable left midfield in the world and is the 11th most valuable English man.
He is also the 43rdmost valuable player in world football.