Arsenal and its most expensive players: Being linked with one of the biggest clubs in England comes with a lot of perks and irrespective of your performance, the club keeps on paying the players a wholesome amount because of its initial desire to rope them in at staggering prices.
Arsenal’s recent performances in any form of competition haven’t been inspiring at all, and their fans are livid at the woeful showdown by their favourite team in England. Despite scintillating showdowns in their erstwhile outfits, somewhere the players have lost their sheen and have been struggling to maintain a steep rate of consistency.
We will take a look at the ten most valuable players from Arsenal in the current line-up.
#1 Bukayo Saka
The English winger who drew severe flak and hate comments after missing out on the decisive penalty against Italy in the Euro Cup final is Arsenal’s most valuable player at the moment. He is a dynamic winger, and his ability to cut back and drive inside with those lethal passes makes him a menace on the planks.
He has been linked with Arsenal ever since he was seven years old, and he bloomed at his holistic magnificence in 2020-21 when he was ennobled with the honour of Arsenal Player of the Season. He is currently priced at £65 million, which is by far the highest in the current Arsenal line-up.
#2 Thomas Partey
Despite spasmodic bursts of brilliance, Thomas Partey has been reticent ever since his arrival in the Emirates. He was given the prized jersey of Nacho Monreal, but his performances haven’t been even close to what was expected of him when the gunners splurged a boatload of money for him amounting to £40 million.
He is currently stationed at an amount of £40 million. He has so far been a part of 45 matches for Arsenal and has still failed to open his account. His workload in the midfield has also been highly questionable. If he doesn’t batten up his hatches faster, he may shortly be given marching orders.
#3 Nicolas Pepe
Pepe has been one of the biggest disappointments for Arsenal, despite the club shelling out an insane amount for the Ivorian. He set Lille ablaze under the chaperonage of Marcelo Bielsa and dished out a storming masterclass.
However, when Arsenal came knocking, Lille eyed a massive surplus from this transfer. The man whom they signed for a staggering £79 million has been pretty ordinary for the heightened sense of billing that was strapped on him. His current market value is priced at £35 million.
#4 Kieran Tierney
The Scottish centre-back has been one of the rare defenders for Arsenal who has displayed strong character in the defence. Had it not been for some rock-solid defence, Arsenal would have been neck-deep in high waters with their already shaky attacking unit. He was purchased from Celtic for a price of £25 million. He is currently valued at £32 million.
#5 Alexandre Lacazette
This French forward was absolutely prolific for the likes of Lyon, where he went on to appear in 203 matches and blasted 100 goals. Arsenal was very impressed with this striker and wanted him to fire for them too. Despite spasmodic bursts of brilliance, Lacazette struggled to maintain his stringent consistency.
He has starred in 128 matches and could only manage 50 goals. After a couple of altercations that finally had to be settled in court, Arsenal purchased Lacazette for a price of £53 million. However, his mediocre performances and fluctuations in the market prices have priced Lacazette at £28 million.
#6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
If someone has been consistently keeping Arsenal upbeat in the last few years, it has been the Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Despite spending most of his season on loan at AC Milan, he filled St Etienne with hope with his extraordinary brand of striking ability.
He then switched allegiance to Borussia Dortmund and finally arrived at Arsenal in 2018. Ever since then, he has starred in 114 matches, smashing 64 goals. He was purchased for a then club-record fee of £56 million. His current valuation is done at £25 million.
#7 Hector Bellerin
Bellerin has been in top form ever since his arrival at Arsenal. The Spanish wing-back has been one of the best hopes for the Gunners. He arrived in Arsenal in 2013 and then went onto spend a year on loan at Watford. Despite being a defender, Bellerin has successfully scored 8 goals from the 183 caps that he has won for Arsenal. He is currently valued at £25 million.
The Brazilian defender has joined Arsenal for a year now from Lille. Despite being a part of Lille, he spent a couple of years on loan at Troyes and Dinamo Zagreb, but didn’t get any match time at all. Finally, Arsenal came knocking and bailed out Gabriel to star for them.
He has been decent, if not extraordinary for the Gunners. He was purchased for a price of £27 million from Lille and is currently priced at £25 million.
#9 Granit Xhaka
The Swiss midfielder, Xhaka has also been one of the ablest leaders n the ranks of Arsenal, arrived from Borussia Mönchengladbach to dish out consistent classic showdowns. Xhaka managed to feature in 161 matches for Arsenal and bagged 9 goals.
His towering presence in the midfield and his ability to create those chances make him a tough contender to watch out for. He was bought for a price of £30 million and is currently evaluated at £22 million.
#10 Bernd Leno
German custodian, Bernd Leno was one of the primary performers for Bayer Leverkusen. His aquiline reflexes and towering saves made Arsenal rope him in for a staggering price of £22.5 million. He has since then starred in 97 matches for Arsenal and has delivered them out of several ordeals. He is currently valued at a price of £22 million.