Arsenal's Premier League wage bill compared to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession in the North London Derby

Arsenal have the third-biggest wage bill in the Premier League and spend more than any other London club on players.

The Gunners are battling at the top of the Premier League again this season and currently lead the way ahead of Manchester City, who do have a game in hand over Mikel Arteta's side. According to Capology, Arsenal spend £3,298,000 per week on players this season.

The most money is believed to be spent on Kai Havertz, who currently rakes in £280,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium. Currently, this appears to be money well spent, as the German has hit form at a crucial point in the season.

Havertz has 12 goals to his name in the Premier League this campaign, eight of which have been scored since February. Other big earners at the club include Gabriel Jesus, Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey, who all earn £200,000+ per week.

Arsenal's wage bill is only £320,000 per week, more than fourth-placed Chelsea, who are spending £2,978,000 weekly on their players. Their top earner is Raheem Sterling, earning an eye-watering £325,000 per week.

This figure is much more than second-highest earner Reece James, who is on £250,000 per week, while Wesley Fofana and Ben Chilwell sit at £200,000. Staggeringly, the Blues' best player this season, Cole Palmer, is believed to be earning 'just' £75,000 per week.

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Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur do not crack the 'Big Six' for weekly wages. They currently spend £2,130,000 per week on players, with Son Heung-min topping the list on £190,000 per week, closely followed by James Maddison on £170,000 and Timo Werner and Cristian Romero, who both rake in £165,000 weekly.

Take a look at how much each Premier League club spends on player salaries below:

1. Manchester United - £3,821,000 per week

2. Manchester City - £3,705,000 per week

3. Arsenal - £3,298,000 per week

4. Chelsea - £2,978,000 per week

5. Liverpool - £2,670,000 per week

6. Aston Villa - £2,135,000 per week

7. Tottenham Hotspur - £2,130,000 per week

8. West Ham United - £1,833,000 per week

9. Newcastle United - £1,638,000 per week

10. Everton - £1,524,000 per week

11. Crystal Palace - £1,408,000 per week

12. Fulham - £1,288,000 per week

13. Nottingham Forest - £1,283,000 per week

14. Brighton and Hove Albion - £1,165,000 per week

15. AFC Bournemouth - £973,000 per week

16. Brentford - £836,000 per week

17. Wolverhampton Wanderers - £830,000 per week

18. Burnley - £707,000 per week

19. Sheffield United - £674,000 per week

20. Luton Town - £469,000 per week