Arsenal have played 29 of their games for the 2021/2022 campaign on TV, meaning they have made a lot of money from broadcast revenue despite failing to finish the campaign in the top four.
The Gunners remain one of the clubs with the biggest fan base in the Premier League, but the reason they’ve had so many games on TV is different, according to financial analyst Kieran Maguire.
He believes there is an appeal in being a London club and that the London Derbies are a way to get more people watching TV for broadcasters.
“That’s just under £1m for every game you watch on TV after 10 games,” he told Football Insider.
“So it’s going to work in the region of £19million. They have proven popular with broadcasters. There is a soap opera element and there was a lot of tension around Arteta.
“The race for that final Champions League position was a story in its own right. There’s also the fact that there are so many teams in London. London derbies attract broadcasters.
“Arsenal have a global fan base. They are an attractive draw for broadcasters.
Just the opinion of Arsenal
Many Arsenal players will give up making more money from TV money for a place in the top four.
The return to the Champions League is something we absolutely must achieve soon, and the next few weeks before the start of the next campaign will show how ready we are for a better 2022/2023 season.