Stat Of The Day: Barcelona Have Now Paid For 34.6% Of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium Through Transfer Fees

Chris Wright

10th, August 2014


By Chris Wright

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The house that Barca built…sort of, anyway

As fathomed by those diligent folks over at the Metro, today’s stat of the day is that Barcelona, after shovelling Arsenal another £15million for Thomas Vermaelen yesterday, the La Liga giants have now paid (indirectly, of course) for a not inconsiderable 34.6% of the Gunners’ Emirates Stadium through transfer fees recouped.

Vermaelen’s move means that Barca have now paid Arsenal £135million in transfer fees for eight different players (The Verminator, Fabregas, Song, Hleb, Henry, Van Bronckhorst, Petit and Overmars) over recent years – which equates to exactly 34.6% of the £390million it cost the club to build the Emirates.

It’s all here in the Metro’s handy cut-out-and-keep pie chart…


Simplistic we know, but still – we think it’s safe to say that Arsenal fans owe Barca a big £135million thank-you!

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  1. Erik says:

    Well then by this simplistic stance then you could also say Manchester City also helped with another 15% or so considering they have given us around £71m so far… that’s half of what Barca has given us…

    Which means… between Man City and Barca they have paid for around 50% of the Emirates…

  2. Joe says:

    Surely City’s contributions to Arsenal’s coffers must be there or thereabouts too?

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