Financial consequences for Arsenal (and other English clubs) if Liverpool win the Europa League

I was trying to explain this on twitter, but Uefa don’t really do things in a way that facilitates explanation in 140 characters. WARNING: YOU MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING VERY BORING.  The Champions League prize money is not straightforward, as amounts are awarded based on several different factors: how far teams get in the competition…

Have Arsenal Made Progress in 2015-16?

Progress is a big thing in football these days. You can’t be seen to stand still, and heaven forbid you should get worse. Have Arsenal made progress this season? Let’s consult the handy Progressometer that I invented last year. The criteria are simple: Has league position gone up? Has the points tally gone up? If…

Usmanov Now Sole Owner of 30% of Arsenal

There has been a bit of interest in Arsenal shareholdings in recent days, due to the fact that Alisher Usmanov has now become the sole owner of 30.04% or Arsenal shares. What’s going on, you may well have wondered for about half a nano-second. In case you’re still wondering, here are all the facts you…

Arsenal Cash Balance – £159.4m

It’s my now traditional update on Arsenal’s mega-cash balance. Bit of an anti-climax to be honest: slightly lower than this time last year, and that was after spending only £10m last summer on Cech, as opposed to the £30m+ on Sanchez the previous year, and £40m+ on Ozil the year before. However, the big transfers…