Skip to main content

"If you want some accessible but informative insight into football then I suggest you couldn't do better than the Political Economy of Football website, which is not only intelligible but comes with the added bonus of being written by Addicks fan Wyn Grant."
Ben Hayes - Charlton Athletic programme

Arsenal Football Club plc

Share/Save
Traditional Arsenal football shirt

The club was founded in 1886 and joined the Football League proper in 1893. Honours include 13 league titles, 12 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and a European Cup Winner's Cup. The club's new stadium at Ashburton Grove (opened for season 2006/07 and called the Emirates Stadium) doubled previous attendance capacity to 60,432 so there was a significant match-day revenue boost from this point forward. Arsenal's parent company, Arsenal Holdings plc, operates as a non-quoted public limited company, with 62,217 shares issued and traded on the NEX Exchange. The largest shareholder is American sports tycoon Stan Kroenke with approximately two-thirds holding.

Financial Overview -

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2015/16*

353.500

2.900

55.7

 

2014/15*

344.500

24.700

58.4

605

2013/14*

301.900

4.700

55.1

548

- - -

- - -

- - -

- - -

- - -

2007/08

183.301

48.340

52.7

379

2006/07

139.003

-39.471

63.2

374

2005/06

132.112

29.778

58.6

312

2004/05

115.075

18.053

53.6

293

2003/04

115.056

-2.525

59.5

271

2002/03

103.789

-2.969

58.4

256

2001/02

90.602

-18.882

66.7

239

2000/01

62.911

29.401

64.6

218

1999/00

61.260

21.215

55.5

188

1998/99

48.623

2.068

54.5

180

1997/98

40.391

5.932

54.2

178

1996/97

27.158

-1.575

56.3

178

1995/96

20.975

-3.611

48.0

139

1994/95

23.936

1.941

 

132

1993/94

21.472

5.630

 

128

* = Arsenal Holdings plc

Website: 
www.arsenal.com
Attendance: 
SeasonAttendance
2008/0960040
2007/0860070
2006/0760045
2005/0638184
2004/0537980
2003/0438080
2002/0338042
2001/0238044
2000/0137975
1999/0038033
1998/9938023
1997/9838053
1996/9737821
1995/9637568
1994/9535220

Related Articles

23 Dec 2015
How much is your club worth?

This blog post takes a detailed look at how much each Premier League club is worth, backed up by a meticulous

29 Nov 2015
Wenger splashes out

Arsene Wenger has at last loosened the purse strings at Arsenal and splashed out: on a coach, the type that you drive, not the sort that shouts at players.  When they played Norwich three years ago they came under criticism from green

26 Nov 2015
Empty seats at the Emirates

The announced attendance for Arsenal's Champions League game against Dynamo Zagreb was 58,798, but it seems that the actual attendance was around 50,000.   Clubs, of course, customarily include season ticket holders in attendance

16 Nov 2015
Scarves as symbols of protest

Paul Breen discusses how scarves have been adopted as symbols of protest by football fans.   This was started with the

26 Oct 2015
Football is returning to its upper class origins

The Financial Times is a leading global business newspaper, but it also publishes some quite left leaning articles.  Indeed, before Labour turned to the left, it recommended voting Labour in its editorials.

17 Oct 2015
Consistency is the name of the game says Wenger

At a rather acrimonious Arsenal general meeting, Arsene Wenger once again paraded his Uefa coefficients to justify his approach to management.  He argued, 'the first quality of a club is to be consistent.  We have had 18 consecutive

15 Oct 2015
Cost of watching football static

The latest BBC price of football survey finds that the cost of watching football has remained the same or fallen slightly for most fans.   This is against a background of

01 Oct 2015
Arsenal pay the price

Arsenal will miss out on the biggest Champions League prize pot ever if they fail to qualify for

22 Sep 2015
Arsenal laughing all the way to the bank

Is it better to have plenty of money in the bank or use that money to enhance performance on the pitch? That is the eternal dilemma at Arsenal and it is one that continues to exasperate the clubs' fans.  One comment after the latest

11 Sep 2015
Football boosts tourism

A study by VisitBritain shows that 800,000 visitors a year come to football matches, providing income of £684m for