Arsenal wages: How much does each player earn?

Nicholas Hughes
Nicholas Hughes Updated: 28 Jun 2022 12:27 CEST 3 min read
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, 2021/22

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?

PlayerAgeSalaryContract Expiry
Alexandre Lacazette31€10.8m2022
Thomas Partey29€9.6m2025
Nicolas Pepe27€8.5m2024
Granit Xhaka29€6m2024
Bernd Leno30€6m2023
Eddie Nketiah23€5.9m2027
Benjamin White24€5.6m2026
Martin Odegaard23€4.8m2025
Kieran Tierney25€4.5m2026
Cedric Soares30€4m2024
Aaron Ramsdale24€3.7m2025
Takehiro Tomiyasu23€3.4m2025
Albert Sambi-Lokonga22€3.1m2026
Gabriel Magalhaes24€3m2025
Mohamed Elneny29€2.9m2023
Emile Smith Rowe21€2.4m2026
Gabriel Martinelli21€2.4m2024
Bukayo Saka20€2m2024
Nuno Tavares22€1.7m2025

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.