Arsenal wages: How much does each player earn?

Nicholas Hughes
Nicholas Hughes Updated: 25 Oct 2021 13:04 CEST 6 min read
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang playing for Arsenal in a Premier League game against Burnley in the 2021-22 season.

Despite a long run without any tangible success in the Premier League, Arsenal remain one of the biggest clubs in England and around the world.

Constantly with big ambitions, the Gunners always have eyes on the top end of the Premier League table, but at present are going through somewhat of a rebuild under Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal have gone five seasons without finishing in the top four, missing out on European football altogether in the 2021-22 season.

But as this rebuild takes shape, there have been a number of glimpses of talent within the squad, with some big money being spent in the last couple of years.

Not only is there money outgoing in transfer fees, but the wage bill at the Emirates is also continuing to grow as the London club looks to return to the highs of yesteryear.

The Premier League is increasingly the richest league in world football, and players are paid a premium to play in the division, especially at a top club like Arsenal.

Recent additions have come in on large wages, while the club’s pre-existing star players are earning big money each season.

According to Sportskeeda, this is how much every Arsenal player earns.

How much does every Arsenal player earn?

Arsenal wages

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang32£13m2023
Thomas Partey28£10.4m2025
Alexandre Lacazette30£9.5m2022
Nicolas Pepe26£7.3m2024
Ben White23£6.2m2026
Martin Odegaard22£6.2m2025
Kieran Tierney24£5.7m2026
Granit Xhaka29£5.2m2024
Bernd Leno29£5.2m2023
Sead Kolasinac28£5.2m2022
Gabriel Martinelli20£4.7m2025
Pablo Mari28£4.4m2024
Cedric Soares30£3.9m2024
Ainsley Maitland-Niles24£2.7m2023
Mohamed Elneny29£2.7m2022
Calum Chambers26£2.6m2022
Albert Sambi Lokonga22£2.6m2026
Eddie Nketiah22£2.3m2022
Rob Holding26£2m2025
Aaron Ramsdale23£1.8m2026
Bukayo Saka20£1.6m2024
Nuno Tavares21£1.4m2026
Emile Smith-Rowe21£1m2026
Takehiro Tomiyasu23£676k2026
Folarin Balogun20£120k2025

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the club’s highest earner and one of the best paid players in the entire Premier League.

The Gabonese’s deal was extended in the summer of 2020 as he was convinced to stay, but a measly 10-goal haul the following year made that contract look disproportionate, particularly given the fact he is now 32 years of age.

Thomas Partey was signed from Atletico Madrid in the same summer and is yet to unlock his full potential in an Arsenal shirt, but with more games is beginning to show his quality in the side.

Given his heavily reduced squad role, Sead Kolasinac comes in very high on the list as the seventh-highest paid player at the club, just short of the annual salary of Kieran Tierney, the man who has taken the left-back position off him.

Nicolas Pepe is still the club’s most expensive signing after coming in from Lille for £72 million in 2019, and his wage is similarly high as the fourth-best paid player at the club, although he is well short of Alexandre Lacazette as the next player on the list.

As recent academy graduates, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe are considerably low on the list compared against their quality and the role they play in the team.

New signing Nuno Tavares is also low on the list having signed in the summer, though at 21 years of age he is sure to have many more new contracts to sign with bigger sums on the bottom.

Takehiro Tomiyasu has also come in on a very low salary, with the second cheapest contract the squad. Martin Odegaard and Ben White earn the most out of the summer additions.