Arsenal has been one of the top clubs in England ever since the club was established in 1886 at Woolwich London by munitions workers at the Royal Arsenal.
The club has won a lot of trophies during its 135 years of existence. This includes 13 league titles (including the invincible trophy which was won by Arsenal's greatest manager Arsene Wenger) and a record of 14 FA Cups.
A lot of players have been signed and sold by the north London club including legendary players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Marc Overmars, Robin Van Persie and so on. But since the turn of the last decade, transfer fees have risen to a very high level.
We have seen players like Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba move for fees of 222 million, 180 million, 110 million and 90 million Euros respectively. Even more recently, the likes Jack Grealish, Romelu Lukaku, and Achraf Hakimi have all moved to new clubs for 100 million pounds, 97 million pounds and 65 million pounds respectively.
This begs the question, why is Arsenal's highest player sale just 38 million Euros which was received for Alex Oxlade Chamberlain after his transfer to Liverpool while other clubs sell their players for as high as 220 million Euros?
Not too long ago, Arsenal had players like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Joe Willock, Alex Iwobi, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Skhodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papasthatopoulos and so on leave the Emirates Stadium.
These are quality players with a lot of talent. Why then can't Arsenal make more than 35 million pounds on one of them especially the younger ones like Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Willock at the time of their exit? Is it because Arsenal usually sells players when they have a short term left on their contract?
Is it because of their age or because of the high wages they received at Arsenal? Which of these situations do you think is why Arsenal hasn't made a sale of more than 38 million Euros? Tell us your opinions in the comments section.
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