In what ended like a lost opportunity for Arsenal to clinch the EPL title, the season for The Gunners was not a very bad one. According to official figures, Arsenal were the biggest earners this season, earning more that fairy-tale winners, Leicester and all other clubs.
Arsene Wenger’s side earned £100,952,257 above Manchester City £96,971,603, Manchester United £96,477,120, and Tottenham £95,222,320. The Foxes came in fifth, earning £93,219,598, which includes the £24.8m title money. Leicester City got £9m less than Arsenal in “facility fees” since only 15 of their matches were televised, compared to Arsenal’s 27.
Where earnings are concerned, Leicester City made £21.6m more than they did in the 2014-15 season when they finished 14th on the table. They are expected to get another £50m because they qualified for the UEFA Champions League.
From next season, 50% of the UK broadcast revenue will be split equally, £21.9m for each team.
The rules of the 2015-16 season mean that 50 per cent of UK broadcast revenue was split equally, ensuring the 20 clubs banked £21.9m each.
Arsenal, on the Premier League prize money table