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Squad Values in the Europa League. Arsenal are big players in a modest pool

by Andrew Crawshaw

I thought I would look at the squad values of the clubs in the Europa League just to see how big the differences are between Arsenal (most valuable) and the others

Arsenal are in group H along with FC Köln, bate Borisov and Red Star Belgrade.  Using the figures from Transfermarket.com to provide a consistent approach (although not necessarily  related to actual transfer values paid this summer) here are the detailed figures for our group :-

Arsenal FC Köln
Player Value £m          Player  Position Value £m
Alexis Sánchez 58.5 Timo Horn GK 10.8
Mesut Özil 45 Thomas Kessler GK 0.45
Alexandre Lacazette 45 Sven Müller GK 0.27
Aaron Ramsey 31.5 Dominique Heintz CB 6.75
Granit Xhaka 31.5 Frederik Sörenson CB 6.75
Shkodran Mustafi 27 Jorge Meré CB 5.4
Héctor Bellerin 27 Dominic Maroh CB 1.8
Laurent Koscielny 19.8 João Queirós CB 1.35
Olivier Giroud 19.8 Jonas Hector LB 18.0
Theo Walcott 18 Jannes Horn LB 3.6
David Ospina 6.3 Konstantin Rausch LB 1.8
Petr Cech 6.3 Tim Handwerker LB 0.09
Matt macey 0.45 Pawel Olkowski RB 2.03
Rob Holding 6.3 Lucas Klünter RB 1.35
Per Mertesacker 5.4 Matthias Lehmann DM 0.675
Sead Kolasinac 13.5 Marco Höger CM 3.6
Nacho Monreal 11.7 Milos Jojic CM 2.25
Calum Chambers 12.6 Nikolas Nartey CM 0.27
Mathieu Debuchy 3.15 Salih Özcan AM 0.675
Francis Coquelin 13.5 Leonardo Bittencourt LW 5.4
Mohamed Elneny 9.0 Marcel Risse RW 4.05
Jack Wilshere 16.2 Christian Clemens RW 2.25
Santi Cazorla 10.8 Yuya Osako Str 4.95
Alex Iwobi 9.0 Jhon Córdoba CF 6.3
Dany Welbeck 13.5 Simon Zoller CF 2.25
Chuba Akpom 0.9 Artjoms Rudnevs CF 1.35
Sehrou Guirassy CF 1.35
Squad value 461.7 95.81
Other players
Krystian Bielik 1.8
Julio Pleguezuelo 0.27
Tafari Moore 0.18
Aaron Eyoma 0.045
Jeff Reine-Adelaide 0.9
Gedion Zelalem 0.225
Vlad Dragomir 0.045
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 0.675

And our other two rival teams in the group…

Bate Borisov Red Star Belgrade
Player  Position Value Player Position Value
Denis  Shcherbitski GK 0.225 Milan Borjan GK 1.62
Sergey Veremco GK 0.135 Damir Kahriman GK 0.315
Anton Chichkan GK 0.045 Nemanja Supic GK 0.09
Nemanja Milunovic CB 1.62 Abraham Frimpong CB 0.63
Denis Polyakov CB 1.35 Srdjan Babic CB 0.54
Jurica Buljat CB 0.45 Vijadin Savic CB 0.45
Vitali Gajduchik CB 0.315 Zé Marcos CB
Maksim Volodjko LB 1.17 Milan Rodic LB 0.45
Aleksandr Vologjko LB 0.63 Dusan Andjelovic LB 0.27
Evgeni Yablonski DM 0.45 Marco Gobeljic RB 0.45
Stanislav Dragun CM 0.9 Filip Stojkovic RB 0.27
Valeriane Gvilla CM 0.72 Damien Le Tallec DM 1.13
Dmitri Baga CM 0.54 Branco Jovicic DM 0.54
Evgeni Berezkin CM 0.45 Uros Racic DM 0.27
Igor Stasevich RM 0.9 Filip Bainovic DM 0.18
Aleksey Rios RM 0.81 Mitchell Donald CM 1.18
Mirko Ivanic AM 1.08 Nenad Krsticic CM 0.9
Mikhail Gordejchuk LW 1.62 Luka Ilic CM
Nicolai Signevich CF 0.54 Guélor Kanga CM 2.7
Jasse Tuominem CF 0.225 Nenad Milijas AM 0.27
Anes Rusevic CF 0.18 Ricardinho LW 1.26
Vitali Rodionov CF 0.18 Luka Adzic LW 0.45
Nemanja Radonjic LW 0.27
Slavoljub Srnic RW 0.99
Nemanja Milic RW 0.54
Richmond Boakye CF 1.18
Aleksandar Pesic CF 0.9
Dejan Joveljic CF
  Squad value 14.535  Squad value 17.845

As you can see there is an enormous variation between the clubs. The whole squad value of both Bate Borisov and Red Star Belgrade are below the individual valuation of Theo Walcott!

FC Köln have two players with values above £10m – Goalkeeper Timo Horn at £10.8 and Left Back Jonas Hector at £18m).  Red Star Belgrade have 5 players with values above £1m with Centre Midfielder Guélor Kanga the most valuable at £2.7m.  Bate Berisov also have 5 players above £1m with Centreback Nemanja Milunovic the highest valued at £1.62m.

Here is a summary of the teams in the other groups

Group Team Country Squad Value £m
A FC Astana Kazakhstan 15.89
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 28.8
Macabi Tel Aviv Israel 21.78
Villareal CF Spain 176.58
B KF Skënderbeu Albania 5.72
BSC Young Boys Switzerland 22.5
Partizan Belgrade Serbia 18.99
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 54.99
C Braga Portugal 44.78
Basaksehir Turkey 63.09
PFK Ludogrets Razgrad Bulgaria 40.68
TSG Hoffenheim Germany 107.66
D AC Milan Italy 298.62
HNK Rijeka Croatia 21.2
AEK Athens Greece 28.94
Austria Vienna Austria 18.36
E Everton England 289.35
Apol Limassol Cyprus 13.41
Olympique Marseille France 108.23
Atalanta Italy 111.22
F Sheriff Moldova 8.98
FC Copenhagen Danemark 28.89
Locomotiv Moscow Russia 54.45
FC Zlin Czech Republic 8.78
G Viktoria Plzen Czech Republic 20.97
Hapoel Beer Sheva Israel 17.51
FC Lugano Switzerland 12.76
FSC Bucharest Romania 24.35
I Konyaspor Turkey 29.9
Vit Guimarães Portugal 27.79
RB Salzburg Austria 36.65
Marseille France 138.51
J Östersund Sweden 7.27
Hertha Berlin Germany 81.41
Athletic Bilbao Spain 153.54
Zorya Luhansk Ukraine 14.51
K OGC Nice France 110.16
Vitesse Netherlands 21.92
Lazio Italy 162.32
Zulte Waregem Belgium 21.38
L Rosenborg BK Norway 15.12
Vardar Netherlands 21.92
Zenit St Petersberg Russia 108.18
Real Sociadad Spain 138.33

Arsenal have the highest squad value (£461m)of all of the clubs currently in the Europa League, AC Milan and Everton are second and third with values of  £298 and £289m respectively.

There are then nine clubs with values between £200 and £100m.  The lowest values are KF Skënderbeu £5.72m, Östersund at £7.27m, FC Zlin £8.78m, Sheriff £8.98m.

The squad values of course may not represent the values of the players actually on the pitch but is indicative of the resourses that eack club has available should it care to deploy its best players.

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4 comments to Squad Values in the Europa League. Arsenal are big players in a modest pool

  • para

    Finally we are one of the “big spenders” eh? 🙂

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    In as much as the squad value of the Arsenal current players both senior and junior who can play in this season’s Europa League Cup look to dwarf those of their 3 group H opponent team players, I have to say am delighted Le Prof does recognise the fact that football is not totally based on mathematics calculations but on other projections too. And has in this light decided not to take beating BATE-Borisov at their backyard for granted but has equipped himself by taking along with him a very strong mixed Gunners team to Belarusaw to do the needful game win over BATE-Borisov tomorrow night’s at Borisov Arena.

    With the compelling news that has emerged in the media in regard to the Gunners 18 man squad Le Prof had flew to Belarusaw today for tomorrow night’s Europa League CUp 2nd round group stage match between BATE-Borisov and Arsenal at Borisov Arena, I am compelled to do some changes to my earlier starts and bench that I’ve made for the match which I posted in my comment posting on this site on an article posting that threaded some couple of hours back today.

    My reshuffled 3-4-3 starts and 7 man bench for the BATE-Borisov match.

    Starts:
    Ospina
    Holding Mertesacker Mustafi
    Maitland Wilshere ElNeny Kolasinac
    Walcott Giroud Willock

    Bench: Macey Gilmour Dragomir Akpom Nketiah Dasilva Nelson

  • Sammy The Snake

    The real challenge will come from the 3rd place CL teams which will be demoted to Europa League in the second round. Teams like Benefica, Celtic, Atletico Madrid, Dortmund are likely to arrive from CL and they will provide more competition.

  • Jammy J

    Why is it that the value of Arsenal players always seems to be dramatically under-valued?

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