Arsenal set for imminent FFP boost as Premier League cash injection confirmed

Arsenal players celebrate at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal players celebrate at the Emirates Stadium -Credit:Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

No matter what happens on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal are set for a substantial Premier League Financial Fair Play (FFP) boost on the final day of the season.

Mikel Arteta's side know that the title race is out of their hands ahead of this afternoon's clash with Everton at the Emirates Stadium. Should they beat Sean Dyche's side, they would need Manchester City to drop points at home to West Ham United for the title to head to North London.

Should Arsenal not beat the Toffees they would have no chance of winning the Premier League even if City were to lose to David Moyes' men. After falling away before the final day of the season last year, the Gunners have shown progress to take the title race to the wire.

However, should they fall short on Sunday, there will be a consolation prize in the form of the prize money they are set to receive for finishing second or first. If Arteta's men were to defy the odds and win the Premier League, they would bank £62.3m in prize money based on what City earned last season for their triumph.

If Arsenal are runners-up, this shall decrease to £59.1m but the coffers will be boosted by £31m for each team thanks to the domestic rights and £63m due to the international TV deal, a £6m central payment, £9m merit payment and an extra £1.2m for each appearance a club has made on TV this season. This meant, in total, Arsenal received £141m last year from the Premier League alone.

A further €15.64m (£13.44m) will be achieved by the Gunners thanks to their qualification into the Champions League group stages which shall be boosted further once Arsenal start winning matches in the competition next season. So while the afternoon may not end with Martin Odegaard lifting the Premier League title, it could still be a very lucrative day for the North London club.