8. Arsenal


Arsenal, somewhat unsurprisingly, feature prominently in the list given the numerous marquee signings they have made in recent times, before the club were really able to invest in earnest themselves.

Two captains in Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie were sold, joining Barcelona and Manchester United respectively, while Samir Nasri was bought by Manchester City and Alex Song also departed.

But the Gunners are now able to compete in the transfer market one again, as they were able to prove last year when Mesut Ozil arrived at the Emirates Stadium for a club record €50 million.

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