An eye-opening table appeared in one of the Sunday papers showing the net spending of Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City since 2008.
The year 2008 was chosen for the starting point because it was the year Sheikh Mansour bought Manchester City and began turning the Citizens into one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
The bottom lines worked out as follows:
Arsenal net spend = £11.1 million.
Chelsea net spend = £328.7 million.
Man City net spend = £509.6 million.
For the sake of good measure, it’s worth remembering Arsenal are currently leading the Premier League, Manchester City are second, while Chelsea are third.