Arsenal have retained their status as the world’s seventh-richest club, according to Deloitte’s latest Football Money League report.
The analysis for 2015/16 suggests the Gunners enjoyed 6% growth, largely attributable to the increased distributions received from UEFA for their participation in the Champions League.
Interestingly, the matchday revenue generated by Manchester United – who top the report after usurping Real Madrid (3rd) and Barcelona (2nd) – has overtaken the figures ‘achieved’ at the Emirates. Last year, Arsenal’s matchday revenue was higher than any other club in European football.
Deloitte notes that Arsenal will have to significantly increase commercial revenue if they are to break into Europe’s top five, dominated by the aforementioned United, Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as Bayern Munich (4th) and Manchester City.
Deloitte Football Money League 2017
You can read the full report, here.