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Arsenal made £25-30m from their run to the last-32 of the Europa League this season, emphasising the importance of making it back in next year.
The Guardian report that they estimate Arsenal earnings from this season’s Europa League run at around £25-30m. That’s despite Mikel Arteta’s side exiting the competition at the first knockout stage.
Arsenal did finish top of their group, winning three games and drawing two in the opening round, which helped. It’s a timely reminder of just how important making it into European competition was.
The Gunners took their final shot at making it into Europe on Saturday with a win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final, which guarantees them entry more than just a trophy on the line.
A year on from Arsenal’s failure to beat Chelsea to get into the Champions League, the team needed to rise to the occasion this time around. And they did.
Otherwise, it was going to be a difficult summer and even more of a challenge to compete near the top next season.