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Tuesday, December 27, 2011 7:31 am
Arsene Wenger: Le Meilleur

Moneyball has been kind of a big deal for several years running in American baseball. But if you need proof to see how good Arsene Wenger is at generating wins relative to player acquisition fees, then check out the data courtesy of our friends at Transfer League Table. Arsenal stands out like Gervinho’s forehead.

Net Spend 2003 - 2011

Team Purchased Sold. Net. Per Season
     
1 Chelsea £592,300,000 £155,800,000 £436,500,000 £54,562,500
2 Man City £557,220,000 £132,075,000 £425,145,000 £53,143,125
3 Liverpool £392,980,000 £255,780,000 £137,200,000 £17,150,000
4 Tott’ham £303,400,000 £190,250,000 £113,150,000 £14,143,750
5 Man U £317,250,000 £224,700,000 £92,550,000 £11,568,750
6 A Villa £190,900,000 £106,375,000 £84,525,000 £10,565,625
7 Stoke £72,825,000 £13,695,000 £59,130,000 £7,391,250
8 Sun’land £151,780,000 £100,450,000 £51,330,000 £6,416,250
9 Bolton £81,650,000 £34,250,000 £47,400,000 £5,925,000
10 Wolves £57,275,000 £17,625,000 £39,650,000 £4,956,250
11 Fulham £86,280,000 £48,245,000 £38,035,000 £4,754,375
12 WBA £74,585,000 £50,990,000 £23,595,000 £2,949,375
15 QPR £25,600,000 £2,250,000 £23,350,000 £2,918,750
14 Swansea £12,920,000 £4,325,000 £8,595,000 £1,074,375
15 Everton £106,050,500 £98,600,000 £7,450,500 £931,313
16 Norwich £16,550,000 £17,410,000 -£860,000 -£107,500
17 Wigan  £77,565,000 £84,400,000 -£6,835,000 -£854,375
18 Newcastle £149,500,000 £157,200,000 -£7,700,000 -£962,500
19 Arsenal £199,800,000 £224,070,000 -£24,270,000 -£3,033,750
20 Blackburn £75,002,000 £106,590,000 -£31,588,000 -£3,948,500
         
  Brum £96,325,000 £56,725,000 £39,600,000 £4,950,000
  West Ham £123,130,000 £104,925,000 £18,205,000 £2,275,625
  Blackpool £5,450,000 £8,550,000 -£3,100,000 -£387,500
  Boro £76,900,000 £68,600,000 £8,300,000 £1,037,500
  Hull. £26,930,000 £10,475,000 £16,455,000 £2,056,875
  Burnley £15,355,000 £18,825,000 -£3,470,000 -£433,750
  Pompey £97,100,000 £119,460,000 -£22,360,000 -£2,795,000