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Arsenal have been bled dry by Wenger dud who earned greater than Smith Rowe does


Arsenal‘s resurgence over the past couple of years has been based mostly on a number of various factors, however one of the crucial essential has been squad constructing.

Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar have overseen the recruitment of some good gamers, similar to Martin Odegaard, Gabriel, and Declan Rice, however they’ve additionally sanctioned the sale of those that weren’t ok.

The group Arteta took over and the one as we speak is nearly fully completely different, and the wage invoice has been remodeled within the course of, with gamers who really contribute incomes the massive bucks, in contrast to just some years in the past when a participant who was by no means actually ok took dwelling greater than Emile Smith Rowe earns as we speak.

Emile Smith Rowe’s wage at Arsenal

Smith Rowe has endured an fascinating profession at Arsenal, breaking by way of as one of the crucial thrilling younger abilities alongside Bukayo Saka a couple of years in the past, to somebody who has critically struggled for recreation time over the past couple of campaigns by way of a mixture of harm issues and the event of the encompassing group.

That stated, it shouldn’t be forgotten simply how good the younger Englishman was at factors for the North Londoners.

For instance, within the 2020/21 season, the Croydon-born gem scored seven targets and supplied seven assists in simply 37 video games, after which adopted that up with 11 targets and two assists the next marketing campaign, at which level he was described as “extremely prolific” by expertise scout Jacek Kulig.

Simply earlier than the beginning of that fruitful season, the 23-year-old ace signed a brand new cope with the membership that elevated his £15k-per-week wages to £40k-per-week. Whereas that could possibly be thought-about some huge cash for a participant who has made simply 31 appearances throughout the final two seasons, he has already confirmed that, when given an opportunity, he can function at a excessive degree.

As compared, a participant who used to earn greater than Smith Rowe presently does by no means fulfilled his potential on the membership and arguably by no means got here shut.

Calum Chambers wage at Arsenal

Sure, the participant in query is former Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, who joined the Gunners for £16m from Southampton in the summertime of 2014, signed by Arsene Wenger, earlier than becoming a member of Aston Villa for round £2m in January 2022.


The Petersfield-born ace made simply 122 appearances for the membership throughout his seven-and-a-half-year keep, scoring 5 targets and offering 9 assists. He did spend one season on mortgage with Middlesbrough and one on mortgage with Fulham.

In his first three seasons as an Arsenal participant, he earned a cool £45k-per-week, however within the 2017/18 season, that went as much as £50k-per-week, or round £10k-per-week greater than Smith Rowe is presently incomes.


Due to this fact, for the 5 and a half seasons he was an Arsenal participant – taking away the 2 years he spent on mortgage – the 29-year-old value the membership round £14.6m in wages alone.

Mixed with the £16m payment and the £2m they bought again for him, the North Londoners paid round £28.6m for little or no return from the Wenger dud.

The funds of Calum Chambers’ Arsenal profession

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That signifies that the versatile defender value round £234k-per-appearance, £5.7m-per-goal, or £3.1m-per-assist – discuss worth.


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The unimaginable teen has been on hearth this season.

Finally, it is exhausting to not think about Chambers’s time at Arsenal a mistake, though it makes the wage Smith Rowe earns look justified.

The Gunners have been, in the long run, bled dry by the English defender who didn’t turn into worth for cash after being signed by Wenger from Southampton again in 2014.