Arsenal wages: How much does each player earn?
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004 or even featured in the Champions League since 2017, but the London club are still one of the wealthiest in European football.
As such, Mikel Arteta’s side is rammed full of some of Europe’s most exciting prospects as well as some of the best paid players across the continent.
There’s little doubt that the London club have tried desperately to overhaul their wage structure in recent seasons, letting big-name players like Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang essentially leave the club for free in an attempt to redirect the wage bill to younger and more promising players.
However, despite Arsenal’s best efforts, there are still a number of players on big wages at the club.
Here is how the current breakdown of Arsenal’s squad looks in terms of wages earned each year.
How much does every Arsenal player earn?
|Emile Smith Rowe||21||€2.4m||2026|
Following Aubameyang’s move to Barcelona in the January 2022 transfer window, Arsenal’s top earner became Alexandre Lacazette, who earned just under €11 million. However the France international’s current deal expires at the end of June and he will leave on a free transfer to re-join Lyon.
In second place is defensive midfielder Thomas Partey, who earns around €9.6m following his big-money move to the club from Atletico Madrid in 2020.
Beneath that pair there is a group of senior players that are in the second tier of top earners at the club. This begins with Nicolas Pepe who earns €8.5m per year, followed by Granit Xhaka, Bernd Leno, Benjamin White, Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney who earn between €6m and €4.5m per year. Arsenal are looking to sell Pepe this summer.
At this moment in time there are a number of young stars at Arsenal that have yet to be offered contracts that really represent their contributions to Arteta’s side, such as Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka, who only make €2.4m and €2m per year.
Reports from England have recently suggested that both players are in line to see significant pay rises at Arsenal for fear of larger clubs swooping in and enticing them away. However, there are fears that Saka may be swayed by a move elsewhere.
Fellow youngster Eddie Nketiah signed a bumper new contract in the summer, tying him down until 2027 on a improved deal.