Arsenal might have struggled in recent times, but there is no doubt that they remain one of the biggest clubs in England with a number of great players plying their trade at the Emirates throughout their history. The Gunners have conducted a number of expensive transfers, which have been some of the biggest ones in footballing history.
Here, we take a look at five of the most expensive transfers in Arsenal's history.
1. Nicolas Pepe (Lille to Arsenal) - €80m
Signed for a club record fee of €80million from Lille in 2019, Nicolas Pepe has struggled to live up to his high price-tag, showing only glimpses of his talent in a Gunners shirt so far.
The 26-year-old though has managed to score 24 goals in 89 appearances so far, and the management will look for him to have a breakout season in the upcoming campaign.
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal) - €63.8m
Arsenal signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund for a then club record €63.8m and he has been worth every penny that was spent on him.
The 32-year-old has scored 85 goals so far and has been so prolific for them, so much so that he won the Golden Boot award in the 2018/19 season.
3. Ben White (Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal) - €58m
Arsenal's most recent expensive signing is Ben White, with the club luring the centre-back from Brighton as Mikel Arteta looks to add steel to his defence ahead of the new season.
At only 23, White has a lot of time to display his talent and will be expected to be the rock at the back for the Gunners for a decade or so.
4. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon to Arsenal) - €53m
Alexandre Lacazette was signed from Lyon amid high expectations and he has endured a mixed time at the club in his four seasons with them, failing to break the 20-goal barrier in a single campaign so far.
The Frenchman has still managed to score 65 goals for the Gunners so far, but has been linked with a move away from north London as the club look to refresh their front line.
5. Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid to Arsenal) - €50m
Widely hailed as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, it came as a surprise to many that Thomas Partey decided to leave Atletico Madrid for Arsenal in 2020.
The 28-year-old though has suffered with injury issues, something which has no doubt affected him - with the player yet to get into his groove at the Emirates.