Despite throwing money at dozens of players since Roman Abramovich came to power in 2003, Chelsea are no longer the richest team in London.
Manchester United top the table in terms of English teams on the Forbes list of World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams, (they’d have probably moved sideways or backwards if Louis van Gaal was in charge), but Arsenal are now the richest team from the capital.
Stan Kroenke’s leadership has seen the Gunners valued at £1.53bn, with the Blues coming in at a measly £1.26bn.
Dallas Cowboys top the list, with a staggering value of £2.04bn – the only club to break the £2bn mark.
Apparently, they throw an egg shaped ball around while wearing twelve layers of padding and call their game ‘football’ too.
The Cowboys going top of the list means this is the first time since 2011 that a football club has not topped the rankings, with Real Madrid moving down to second from last year’s top spot.
Barcelona are third, New York Yankees rank fourth and Jose Mourinho’s United complete the top five.
Arsenal come in at 23rd on the list, while Manchester City’s run to the Champions League semi finals last season puts them in 28th spot.
Chelsea are 36th and have been affected by the lack of European football next season, and Liverpool are 41st.
Oh well, there’s another pretend trophy to put in Arsenal’s cabinet, alongside the fourth place award they’re so good at winning.
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