Unexpected Windfall To Boost Emery’s Summer Transfer Budget At Arsenal

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Arsenal spurned the opportunity to seal a return to the Champions League for the 2019/2020 campaign.

Qualification for Europe's elite competition was important but the 4-1 defeat means Unai Emery's summer transfer budget is reportedly set at £40m before player sales.

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Given that Manchester City won the title on 98 points and Jurgen Klopp's side came second on 97 points it seems like Arsenal will need a bigger war chest if they're to think about challenging the top two next season.

And this is where an ex-Arsenal star could help out.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was in the Liverpool team that defeated Spurs on Saturday night to lift the Champions League trophy, a feat which is set to cost the Reds £4m.

That's according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport, who says Serie A outfit Roma are owed money because of clauses injected into the transfers of Mohamed Salah and Alisson in regards to Liverpool becoming kings of Europe.

It remains to be seen if Arsenal will benefit from this too.

When Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2017, the reported figures involved was £35m up front with £5m in add-ons.

Are those add-ons comparable to the agreement that Roma had?

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Emery will surely hope so as he needs to raise some money in order to bolster his team in the summer transfer window.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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