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Arsenal's most expensive signings ever

Sports Mole looks at the most expensive signings in Arsenal's glittering history.

During the days of Arsene Wenger - especially in the years immediately following the move to Emirates Stadium - Arsenal were often frugal when it came to transfers, preferring to spend carefully and taking punts on the stars of tomorrow.

However, with Mikel Arteta and Edu receiving all the backing they require from the owners, the Gunners are splashing the cash freely in the transfer market as they continue to close the gap to Manchester City.

Here, Sports Mole looks at the most expensive signings in Arsenal's glittering history.


10. Granit Xhaka - £38.3m

Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring for Arsenal on May 28, 2023© Reuters

From: Borussia Monchengladbach
Date: July 1, 2016
Age at the time: 23
Arsenal appearances: 297
Arsenal goals: 23

Honours at Arsenal


  • FA Cup (2): 2016-17, 2019-20

  • Community Shield (2): 2017, 2020


  • 9. Mesut Ozil - £40m

    Mesut Ozil pictured on June 25, 2020© Reuters

    From: Real Madrid
    Date: September 2, 2013
    Age at the time: 24
    Arsenal appearances: 254
    Arsenal goals: 44

    Honours at Arsenal


  • FA Cup (4): 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2019-20

  • Community Shield (2): 2014, 2015


  • 8. Thomas Partey - £42.5m

    Thomas Partey in action for Arsenal on October 20, 2022© Reuters

    From: Atletico Madrid
    Date: October 5, 2020
    Age at the time: 27
    Arsenal appearances: 115
    Arsenal goals: 5

    Honours at Arsenal

  • Community Shield (1): 2023


  • 7. Gabriel Jesus - £44.4m

    Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring their third goal on September 20, 2023© Reuters

    From: Manchester City
    Date: July 4, 2022
    Age at the time: 25
    Arsenal appearances: 69
    Arsenal goals: 19

    Honours at Arsenal

    None


    6. Alexandre Lacazette - £45.1m

    Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal on March 6, 2022© Reuters

    From: Lyon
    Date: July 5, 2017
    Age at the time: 26
    Arsenal appearances: 206
    Arsenal goals: 71

    Honours at Arsenal

  • FA Cup (1): 2019-20

  • Community Shield (1): 2017


  • 5. Ben White - £49.8m

    Arsenal defender Ben White pictured in October 2023© Reuters

    From: Brighton & Hove Albion
    Date: July 30, 2021
    Age at the time: 23
    Arsenal appearances: 134
    Arsenal goals: 6

    Honours at Arsenal

  • Community Shield (1): 2023


  • 4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £54.2m

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pictured for Arsenal on December 5, 2021© Reuters

    From: Borussia Dortmund
    Date: January 31, 2018
    Age at the time: 28
    Arsenal appearances: 163
    Arsenal goals: 92

    Honours at Arsenal

  • FA Cup (1): 2019-20

  • Community Shield (1): 2020


  • 3. Kai Havertz - £63.8m

    Arsenal's Kai Havertz celebrates scoring their third goal on April 23, 2024© Reuters

    From: Chelsea
    Date: July 1, 2023
    Age at the time: 24
    Arsenal appearances: 51
    Arsenal goals: 14

    Honours at Arsenal

  • Community Shield (1): 2023


  • 2. Nicolas Pepe - £68m

    Nicolas Pepe in action for Arsenal in July 2022© Reuters

    From: Lille
    Date: August 1, 2019
    Age at the time: 24
    Arsenal appearances: 112
    Arsenal goals: 27

    Honours at Arsenal

  • FA Cup (1): 2019-20

  • Community Shield (1): 2020


  • 1. Declan Rice - £99.2m

    Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice on January 20, 2024© Reuters

    From: West Ham United
    Date: July 15, 2023
    Age at the time: 24
    Arsenal appearances: 51
    Arsenal goals: 7

    Honours at Arsenal

  • Community Shield (1): 2023


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