Arsenal have outspent Man City, Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea and Tottenham with £278m in the last three transfer windows, but Mikel Arteta says ‘it’s not going to stop’


Arsenal have been the Premier League’s biggest spender in recent years, and Mikel Arteta hinted at new signings saying: “It’s not going to stop.”

The Gunners have already been prolific in the transfer market this summer after signing five players for the first team.

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The Gunners have already spent substantial sums on players this summer

However Arteta says he is not done yet

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However Arteta says he is not done yet

They include big deals for Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City, Fabio Vieira from Porto, Matt Turner from New England Revolution and Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.

Arsenal’s spending this summer isn’t out of the ordinary – Arteta’s side spent big money last term with deals for Ben White, Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale.

In fact, the Gunners are the biggest spending club in the Premier League over the last three transfer windows, having spent £278.3million since the start of summer 2021.

That’s more than Man City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool who have spent significantly less during this period.

The Gunners missed out on a top four spot last season and will be desperate to secure Champions League football this time around, with new signings set to play a big part in their quest.

And Arteta hinted that their case is far from over.


White signed for £50million from Brighton in Arsenal's squad overhaul last summer

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White signed for £50million from Brighton in Arsenal’s squad overhaul last summer

However, Arteta is hoping for more in the coming weeks.

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However, Arteta is hoping for more in the coming weeks.

Most money spent in Premier League since summer 2021

Arsenal – £278.3m

Manchester City – £215.3m

Chelsea – £211million

Man United – £205.1m

Tottenham – £192.1million

Newcastle – £178million

Liverpool – £176.5m

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Friday’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace – LIVE on talkSPORT – Arteta said: “We are really active, as you can see with [the] the ins and outs.

“Everything is still open; it’s a long window. There’s a lot going on.

“It’s amazing what the club has done so far. It shows how competitive the season will be. It’s not going to stop.

“Some players will need to leave, others to move. Everything is still open.”

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