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Arsenal receive a HUGE amount of prize money from UEFA for Champions League involvement

A breakdown of the prize money Arsenal will receive for their involvement in the UEFA Champions League this season.

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Arsenal were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the quater-final stage on Wednesday night. Mikel Arteta’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena which meant Bayern Munich would progress to the next round.

The Gunners put on a respectable display during their first year back in the competition in seven years. Arsenal started their Champions League campaign off by getting drawn against PSV, RC Lens and Sevilla.

It was a favourable group by Arsenal’s standards and they proved that after securing top spot with a game to spare. The Gunners won four, drew one and lost one of their six Champions League group stage matches.


Arsenal hadn’t won a Champions League round-of-16 tie in 14 years before this season. After topping the group they drew FC Porto in the first knockout round of the competition.

Mikel Arteta’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat in Portugal. However after a dramatic night at the Emirates Stadium, which saw Arsenal win the game on penalties, the Gunners would qualify for their first quarter-final in 14 years.

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That’s unfortunately where Arsenal’s Champions League journey would come to an end this season Bayern Munich proved to be a step too far for Mikel Arteta’s inexperienced side in the competition.

However their journey to the quarter-finals would still win them a huge amount of prize money ahead of the summer transfer window.

As per Łukasz Baczek, Arsenal will receive £79million from UEFA for their performances in the UEFA Champions League this season. It’s a huge amount of money for the club, especially after missing out on the competition for the last seven years.

With six games to go in the Premier League, Arsenal have no doubt qualified for the Champions League once again next season. It allows the club to be even more flexible in the transfer market, with a very busy summer awaiting the Gunners.

The Champions League prize money comes in on top of the recent big-money deal agreed with Sobha Realty, as well as the long-lasting partnership with Emirates. Arsenal are certainly on the right track in bridging the gap between state-owned Manchester City.

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