It was confirmed at the end of last season that Unai Emery would succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager after 22 years.
Arsenal are well-known for promoting youngsters into the first team. Former head coach Wenger likes to work with youngsters. But nowadays if you want to win titles and fight with other clubs for high positions, you must buy Top class players.
The clubs are spending a huge amount of money to improve their squads and it is important to know how much are Arsenal’s first-team players worth. Gunners sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for club record fee this January. Arsenal spent £55 million to sign Gabon international, more than they’ve ever spent on a single player before.
Here are Arsenal’s Top 10 the most expensive players from the current squad.
On 31 January 2018, Aubameyang signed for Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund, for a club record fee, reported to be £56 million. The Gabon international ended his first season with ten goals and four assists in thirteen Premier League games and was the last goalscorer for Arsenal under Arsène Wenger.
He scored his first goal of the new season in a 3-2 away win over Cardiff City. The strike from outside the box ended his personal run of 76 consecutive goals from inside the box in club football and was also his 150th goal in league football.
Since joining Arsenal in February 2018, Aubameyang has netted 16 goals in Premier League. According to Opta statistics, that gives him a minutes per goal ratio of 104.6, which sets the record for the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 10 goals).
On 5 July 2017, Lacazette signed a reported five-year deal for Premier League club Arsenal for a club record fee. Lyon disclosed that the fee was an initial €53 million (£46.5 million) plus up to €7 million (£6.1 million) in potential bonuses. The fee was the largest ever received by Lyon from the sale of a player.
On 6 August 2017, Lacazette made his first appearance for Arsenal in the 2017 FA Community Shield against Chelsea. On 11 August, he made his Premier League debut and scored after 94 seconds to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead in an eventual 4-0 win against Leicester.
After the departure of manager Arsène Wenger, Lacazette found himself dropped to the bench under new manager Unai Emery, making substitute appearances against Manchester City, Chelsea and West Ham. Lacazette made his first start under Emery in Arsenal’s 3–2 away win over Cardiff City on September 2, where he registered an assist and scored his first goal of the season.