Arsenal’s £97.4m summer transfer net spend compared to Chelsea and Tottenham

A look at how Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham’s transfer spend, and how it compares to their Premier League rivals.

It has been a busy summer transfer window for London’s three biggest clubs.

Arsenal’s perfect start to the season was prefaced by plenty of early business, and Tottenham’s fine start was a result of a similarly solid summer plan.

Chelsea’s window has been very different, with the Blues losing a number of stars, needing every moment of the transfer window to fill the voids.

Chelsea were big spenders, and they snapped up two more players on deadline day, with Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arriving before the deadline.

Here we compare Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham’s summer spending to their Premier League rivals.

Take a look below.


Biggest signing: Wesley Fofana - £72.36m

Biggest sale: Timo Werner - £18m

Total spend: £204.47m

Manchester United

Biggest signing: Antony - £85.5m

Biggest sale: Andreas Pereira - £8.55m

Total spend: £203.87m

West Ham United

Biggest signing: Lucas Paqueta - £38.6m

Biggest sale: Issa Diop - £16.02m

Total spend: £147.78m

Nottingham Forest

Biggest signing: Morgan Gibbs-White - £26.55m

Biggest sale: Brice Samba - £4.5m

Total spend: £139.46m

Newcastle United

Biggest signing: Alexander Isak - £63m

Biggest sale: N/A

Total spend: £122.4m


Biggest signing: Richarlison - £52.2m

Biggest sale: Steven Bergwijn - £28.13m

Total spend: £118.04m


Biggest signing: Gabriel Jesus - £46.98m

Biggest sale: Matteo Guendouzi - £9.9m

Total spend: £97.44m

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Biggest signing: Matheus Nunes - £40.50m

Biggest sale: Morgan Gibbs-White - £26.55m

Total spend: £71.55m


Biggest signing: Gavin Bazunu - £12.6m

Biggest sale: N/A

Total spend: £59.76m


Biggest signing: Keane Lewis-Potter - £17.1m

Biggest sale: Marcus Forss - £3.24m

Total spend: £42.21m


Biggest signing: Joao Paulinha - £18m

Biggest sale: Andre Zambo Anguissa - £13.5m

Total spend: £36.45m


Biggest signing: Amadou Onana - £31.5m

Biggest sale: Richarlison - £52.2m

Total spend: £26.28m

Crystal Palace

Biggest signing: Cheick Doucoure - £20.34m

Biggest sale: Christian Benteke - £4.91m

Total spend: £26.23m

Aston Villa

Biggest signing: Diego Carlos - £27.8m

Biggest sale: Carney Chukwuemeka - £16.2m

Total spent: £25.2m

AFC Bournemouth

Biggest signing: Marcos Senesi - £13.5m

Biggest sale: N/A

Total spend: £24.21m


Biggest signing: Darwin Nunez - £67.5m

Biggest sale: Sadio Mane - £28.8m

Total spend: £8.64m

Leeds United

Biggest signing: Brenden Aaronson - £29.56m

Biggest sale: Raphinha - £52.2m

Total spend: £1.75m

Manchester City

Biggest signing: Erling Haaland - £54m

Biggest sale: Raheem Sterling - £50.58m

Total spend: -£18.36m

Leicester City

Biggest signing: Wout Faes - £15.3m

Biggest sale: Wesley Fofana - £72.3m

Total spend: -£57.96m


Biggest signing: Pervis Estupinan - £16.02m

Biggest sale: Marc Cucurella - £58.77m

Total spend: -£59.49m

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