Arsenal might not be a selling club and it shows when taking a look at the transfer fees that they have received for players over the years.
Indeed, the Gunners have only been able to receive a figure of more than £30 million on no more than five occasions throughout their history and Mikel Arteta could certainly do with receiving that sum of money from a departure in the near future if he wants to continue the revolution that appears to be happening in north London. Speaking of revolutions, bettors could see their experience improve at sportwetten24.com as they will be able to find the best bookmakers and casinos available.
Taking a look at their departure list can be rather upsetting considering some of the fees that they have received for key men through the years. For example, individuals such as Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry all went for less than £30m, although it could be argued they were sold before the current transfer sums were introduced.
Nonetheless, here are the five players that have fetched £30m or more for the Gunners throughout history (according to the figures provided by TransferMarkt):
Marc Overmars – £36m
Marc Overmars fetched Arsenal a transfer figure of £36m way back in the summer of 2000, as he and Emmanuel Petit completed a switch to Barcelona. The Dutchman was a brilliant player for the then-Highbury outfit, as he managed to amass 36 goals and 31 assists in his 131 appearances – arguably fairing better with the English outfit than the Spaniards.
At the time of the transfer, Overmars was one of the most expensive transfers to have ever taken place.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – £34.2m
Liverpool handed Arsenal a transfer fee in the region of £34.2m to take Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the Emirates Stadium to Anfield. During his time in north London, the midfielder was a key player for Arsene Wenger’s side and featured prominently. Arteta could do with a player of Ox’s ability in his squad now, to be honest.
Nicolas Anelka – £31.5m
Nicolas Anelka is a player who was not shy of moving clubs and amassed a number of transfer fees across his playing days, however he still managed to provide Arsenal with a fee of £31.5m back in 1999. Although he sulked at almost everywhere he went, he was still an incredible talent and managed to provide the Gunners with 26 goals in his 82 appearances.
In typical fashion, the Frenchman would then go on to lament his time at Real Madrid – the club he left Arsenal for – as he would go on to play for four of the ‘big six’ in the Premier League throughout his career.
Alexis Sanchez – £30.6m
Arsenal may have only received £30.6m for Alexis Sanchez, however they did also acquire Henrikh Mkhitaryan as well in the deal with Manchester United. Nonetheless, the Gunners could have felt short-changed at one point as the Chilean had been one of the best attackers the club had seen since the days of Thierry Henry.
However, with hindsight a wonderful thing, Arsenal perhaps were fortunate to get what they did as the South American has really struggled to make the same kind of impact he made when in north London.
Cesc Fabregas – £30.6m
A player Arsenal may have regretted letting go, Cesc Fabregas is the last individual on this list to have fetched more than £30m in transfer revenue. The Spaniard made his return to Barcelona before moving back to the Premier League in a move to London rivals Chelsea, in which he managed to win a number of trophies.