Arsenal are known to be signing mostly cheap players for some unknown reasons. Most people said it’s the mentality and stinginess of former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger.
Surprisingly, here are Arsenal’s top 5 club-record signing:
Nicolas Pepe (£72million)
Arsenal confirmed Nicolas Pepe’s transfer from the Ligue 1 side, Lille for a club-record fee of £72million.
Pepe, being the forth signing for the Gunners, was signed on Thursday, August 1, 2019.
It was reported that Arsenal paid an initial £20million and to pay £52million on installment for 5 years.
The 24-year-old winger, Nicolas Pepe also penned a five-year deal with the Gunners.
Joining the Gunners, he was assigned jersey number 19.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£56.1m)
In January 31, 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal, from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of £56.1million.
This made him the most the most expensive Gabonese player of all time.
In his first full season in the Premier League, Aubameyang finished as the league’s joint top-goalscorer.
Alexandre Lacazette (£46.5m)
Striker Alexandre Lacazette joined the North London club after a successful 3 consecutive seasons with Lyon.
On July 5, 2017, Arsenal signed Lacazette for a club-record fee of £46.5million.
His debut season, Lacazette clinches the FA Community Shield title.
Mesut Ozil (£42.5m)
German international, Mesut Ozil, on September 2, 2013, left Spanish club, Real Madrid to join Arsenal, for a club-record fee of £42.5million.
When this deal went through, he became the most expensive German player of all time.
During his debut season, he helped end Arsenal’s 9-year trophy drought, winning the 2014 FA Cup title.
Shkodran Mustafi (£35m)
German defender, Shkodran Mustafi join English club, Arsenal from Valencia, on August 30, 2016, for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in excess of £35million.
Mustafi breaks Bacary Sagna’s record of “unbeaten start of 17 games at the club” when Arsenal drew 3-3 with Bournemouth on his 18th game without defeat.