ARSENAL & ARSENE WENGER: On Spending Big and Winning Trophies

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These days,they say that Money can buy you Everything ….. They also say that Winning Trophies in soccer is everything…. But Arsenal is not even among the Top 10 biggest spenders in Europe and they haven’t won much trophies in the last 8 years, yet consistently over the last decade Arsenal ranks amongst the Top 10 football clubs and also top 10 richest football clubs in the world.

Here is a list of the Top 10 BIG Spenders

1) Manchester United (£619m)

2) Real Madrid (£515m)

3) Chelsea (£396.6m)

4) Paris St- Germain (£378.1m)

5) Manchester City (£344.8m)

6) Barcelona (£336.4m)

7) Liverpool (£258m)

8) Bayern Munich (£250.6m)

9) Zenith Petersburg (£217.8m)

10) Napoli (£182.4 Net Spend)

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Here is a list of the Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World ,2014.  credit: SPORTEOLOGY

1. Manchester United – Value: $3,600 Million;  Revenue: $613 Million

2. Real Madrid–  Value: $3,440 Million;  Revenue : $675 Million

3. Barcelona : Value : $3,200Million , Revenue : $627Million

4. Bayern Munich– Value : $1,850 Million;  Revenue $561 Million

5. Arsenal – Value $1,330 Million ; Revenue $370 Million

6. Chelsea– Value : $868Million, Revenue : $394 Million

7. Manchester City– Value: $863 Million ; Revenue 411 Million

8. AC Milan – Value: $856 Million; Revenue : $343 Million

9. Juventus – Value: $850 Million, Revenue $353 Million

10. Liverpool – Value : $691 Million; Revenue $313 Million

Not on the big spenders list but prominent on the richest club list. Again I ask, what genius is at play at Arsenal Football Club?

P.S: What are your thoughts about Arsenal playing Monaco as revealed in the recently concluded Champions League draws?

 

The Catalyst,

Lanre Olusola.