The true worth of Arsenal’s squad as Emery and Sanllehi assess options ahead of summer window

The Arsenal squad received a mini overhaul last summer, with five new faces arriving at the club.

In addition, the likes of Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Lucas Perez were all allowed to depart the Emirates Stadium on permanent deals, while Per Mertesacker retired and took up a position as academy manager.

Then in the January transfer window Unai Emery added to his squad with the loaning signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona, although that deal didn’t work out well.

More permanent arrivals are expected this summer with links to the likes of Yannick Carrasco, Joachim Andersen and Dennis Praet among others heating up in recent days. But with a reported budget of £45m Emery and head of football Raul Sanllehi will have to be shrewd in the market.

But what about the value of the squad the Gunners head coach already has at his disposal? Well, via transfermarkt, we take a look.

*Note* Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Danny Welbeck haven’t been included as they’re leaving the club at the end of the month.

Bernd Leno (27)

A summer arrival from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported fee of £19m. Has shown his class since replacing Cech in between the sticks, but is also susceptible to the odd error.

Value: £22.5m

Emiliano Martinez (26)

In the unfortunate predicament of being the third-choice stopper this season, meaning run-outs were few and far between (just one across all competitions this term) and really needs to kick on at the age of 26.

Joined Reading on loan for the second half of the campaign but could be Leno’s back-up for the 2019/2020 campaign.

Value: £2.5m



Bernd Leno, Petr Cech and Emiliano Martinez (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin (24)

If all goes to plan the Spaniard will be the Gunners’ first-choice right-back for many years to come, good thing they secured him to a long-term deal in 2016.

Value: £36m

Sokratis (31)

The Greece international arrived from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and has impressed fans with his no nonsense approach to defending. A solid player with plenty of experience.

Value: £18m

Laurent Koscielny (33)

Back to full fitness after missing the final month of last season as well as the World Cup with an Achilles injury. Was once the best defender at the club, but those days are probably behind him which is unfortunate has he’s been a great servant.

Value: £9m

Rob Holding (23)

Injury cruelly ended his season prematurely just when he starting to establish himself in the team. Signed a new deal in the summer which increases his value.

Value: £10m

Nacho Monreal (33)

A reliable figure in defence, weighed in some crucial goals in recent seasons but has struggled for fitness this term. Contract was renewed recently but could still leave if the Gunners sign a new left-back.

Value: £9m

Shkodran Mustafi (27)

Was signed for big money in 2016 and still has a few more years left to run on his contract. Hasn’t really convinced during his time in England and is most at risk if a new defender arrives in the summer.

Value: £27m

Calum Chambers (24)

Back in north London following a good loan spell with Fulham. But football.london understands Arsenal will listen to offers for the versatile player.

Value: £12.6m

Carl Jenkinson (27)

It’s somewhat of a mystery – and quite amusing – that Jenkinson will enter 2019 as an Arsenal player. Is way down the pecking order despite getting some game time this term. Certainly living the life of most Gunners fans, but should be on his way out at some point in the coming months.

Value: £2m

Konstantinos Mavropanos (21)

Came into the team towards the back end of last season and stood out in the loss against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Has made few appearances under Emery because of injury, but is highly-rated and one for the future.

Value: £2.7m

Sead Kolasinac (25)

Not comfortable as a left-back, a different prospect at left-wing back. The Bosnian arrived on a free from Schalke in the summer of 2017 and has proven to be a useful attacking weapon.

Value: £18m

Krystian Bielik (21)

Unclear as to what the future holds for the Poland defender following a successful League One play-off winning season with Charlton Athletic.

Value: 1.8m



Unai Emery gives instructions to Sead Kolasinac as Jurgen Klopp watches on.

Mohamed Elneny (26)

Nothing more than a squad player. Is there to fill gaps when needed, but isn’t likely to ever be a regular at the Emirates.

Value: £9m

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (30)

Part of the swap deal which took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United at the beginning of 2018. Has shown glimpses of his best form thus far.

Value: £27m

Mesut Ozil (30)

The highest paid player at the club. Ozil’s stock has dropped following a difficult World Cup last summer and a below-par – by his high standards –  2018/2019 season. His future is uncertain to say the least.

Value: £31.5m

Lucas Torreira (23)

A superb summer signing and at 23 years of age the Uruguay international can only better. It might not be too long before some of Europe’s bigger clubs come calling.

In that case Arsenal would stands to make a healthy profit.

Value: £49.5m

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (21)

Top prospect, can play in a variety of positions but looks very comfortable in a central midfield role or even out wide. Does face a battle to become a regular in the team.

Value: £6m



Ainsley Maitland-Niles gives Arsenal an early lead at Anfield

Alex Iwobi (23)

The Nigerian has turned a corner under Unai Emery this season after fans had become impatient with his stagnation in recent years. Good player but needs more self belief plus more goals and assists.

Value: £22.5m

Matteo Guendouzi (20)

The young French midfielder’s reputation is growing with each passing month as he gains vital first-team experience. Signed for £7m from Lorient last summer and has bags of potential.

Value: £27m

Granit Xhaka (26)

Much more comfortable alongside Lucas Torreira in the middle of the park and is an important member of Emery’s squad.

Value: £45m

Alexandre Lacazette (28)

Has really stepped up to the plate this season, showing he’s more than just a goalscorer. Has justified his huge price-tag.

Value: £58.5m

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (29)

Eyebrows were raised when Arsenal broke their transfer record for the second time in the same season to land the Gabon international from Dortmund.

But he’s been worth every penny as his goalscoring record for the Gunners in since his move has been superb.

Value: £67.5m



Alexandre Lacazette, Sokratis Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi celebrate after Lacazette opened the scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg against Napoli

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