2011/12 Transfer Table – How Much Did Your Club Spend?

By on February 3, 2012

The January transfer window has now firmly slammed shut and managers won’t have the opportunity to add to their squads until the summer window opens.

It was an extremely quiet month, not just in the Premier League, but across the whole of Europe. It seems the global economic crisis has finally caught-up with football.

We came across an interesting infographic over at BarriesView, which shows the combined spend by Premier League clubs in the summer 2011 and January 2012 transfer windows. The graphic was compiled by PremiershipTips.com using statistics and data from the Telegraph and Deloitte.

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To view a full-sized version, just click on the image and zoom in.

It makes for pretty interesting reading. Its no surprise to see Man City and Chelsea topping the table, closely followed by Man Utd and Liverpool. However, Arsenal coming in at 5th place will surprise some fans out there. Many Gooners have been bemoaning the lack of spending by Arsene Wenger in recent transfer windows. However, according to the data here, Wenger spent over £43m on new players this season. It must be noted though, that the graphic doesn’t show money generated from transfer sales, which would also be a sizeable amount for the Gunners after the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Another surprise may be Tottenham Hotspur, who spent the least out of all 20 top-flight clubs. Despite this, Harry Redknapp’s men are still up there challenging for the title. Impressive stuff.

What do you make of the data? Should your club have spent more? Was the money spent wisely? Please leave your opinions in the comments section below…

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4 Comments

  1. Onyeabor Gabriel

    February 4, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I don’t know how i chose to support arsenal. Now i want to change club, it look so insulting.

  2. harold wilson barasa

    February 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

    i think my club arsenal would have spent more on the defense and striking,we have best midfield but we are lacking defence and striking force,we only depend upon van persie!11111111

  3. iain

    February 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

    well gabriel- do so then, you wont be missed. Glory boys generally support whoever is winning so off to Man Shitty with your quality support.

  4. Kanone

    May 29, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Gabriel.
    Just buy home and away shirts for the top 6 Prem. clubs. Then next season you can simply wear the shirt of the team that is in the number one spot at the time. How’s that?

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