Arsenal made more money than any other club in the English Premier League in the just concluded 2015/16 season. Official figures released on Tuesday showed that the Gunners smiled to the bank with almost £101million – £100,952,257 precisely – from the Premier League’s central funds.
Manchester City were the second-highest earners, making £96,971,603, followed by Manchester United (£96.5m) and Tottenham (£95.2m), with Leicester in fifth place on £93.2m. The lowest earning club, Aston Villa, earned £66.6m, the biggest sum ever for a bottom-placed club.
See the breakdown below:
The money comes from the Premier League’s huge TV deals as well as a share of the league’s central commercial income for each club.
Arsenal’s money was made up of £23,605,000 ‘merit’ cash for finishing second in the table, £21,496,762 in ‘facility fees’ for being in so many live TV games, plus equal shares of the domestic TV deal, overseas TV deals and commercial income from the league’s sponsors, such as Barclays.