Coffers boosted by Premier League payment


Arsenal’s summer transfer coffers have been boosted after the Premier League revealed the payments it made to clubs this season.

The system which saw Champions Chelsea awarded £99m and last place QPR take home £64m has been described as ‘the most equitable of Europe’s major football leagues’.

The Gunners earned £96.5m from a system which works as follows:

  • 50% of UK broadcast revenue split equally between the 20 clubs
  • 25% of UK broadcast revenue paid in Merit Payments (“Prize Money” per place in the table)
  • 25% of UK broadcast revenue paid in Facility Fees each time a club’s matches are broadcast in the UK.
  • All international broadcast revenue, and central commercial revenue, is split equally among the 20 clubs.

There’s still time before we descend into the transfer window madness, of course, but any earnings which can go towards buying star-man ReusPogLacazette are very welcome.


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