SoccerEX used 5 variables to index club’s financial strength and came up with some surprising results.
Arsenal under Arsene Wenger has been run with a high financial Prudence, despite the construction of a brad new stadium in the last decade, the club maintained a healthy financial state.
The last official report shows the club in a relatively healthy financial state with minimal profit, while the summer of 2017 also generated net profit from players’ sale, what is not known however is the standing of Arsenal financial muscle and strength when several variables are considered and how the club compared with other clubs around Europe and the World.
Using factors such as the (1) playing assets, (2) fixed assets, (3) money in the bank, (4) potential owner investment and (5) net debt, Arsenal scored a staggering football financial index of 4559, only bettered by Man City’s 4883.
The report showed Arsenal have £766m worth of fixed assets, this is more than any club, Arsenal is also 2nd to Man United in terms of cash in the bank with £300m compared to Man U’s £307m.
Arsenal have the lowest debt (£8m) compared to Chelsea’s £800m being the largest of top 100 clubs.