North London’s biggest club currently isn’t Arsenal or Spurs

By 10 January 2017 01:29

Whilst there are many ways that a club’s size and power can be assessed, it is money spent that is the most often referred to during a transfer window. So given that as the judgement parameter, how do the two North London giants measure up to each other so far?

Starting with Arsenal, for alphabetical reasons only, the first 10 days of the current January trading period has seen them splash out a less than impressive £40,000. Now if you are wondering what that amount of money can buy you in 2017, then look no further than Hednesford Town and Cohen Bramall.

The 20 year old former car factory worker who has played for several midlands based non-League outfits signed for the Gunners having spent two weeks on trial at the club in December. Whether the left back will turn out to be a long-term replacement for Monreal and Gibbs remains to be seen, but for now he represents Arsene Wenger’s only activity in the January 2017 window.

Logic therefore suggests that the blue and white corner of North London surely can boast of outspending their famously parsimonious neighbours. But no, maybe because the Lilywhite’s board and Mauricio Pochettino are happy with their young squad or maybe because the new stadium build has tightened the purse strings, Danial Levy has so far kept his chequebook firmly in his pocket. But before the Gunners can start crowing about being North London’s top spenders, there is a another contender for the crown – Barnet! The Bees have shattered their transfer record and spent a whopping £100, 000 on Peterbourough United’s 21 Portuguese defender, Ricardo Almeida Santos.

So, whilst it may be early days, for the time being at least, the Bees can claim to be top dogs and the Hive is the place to go if you want to watch North London’s most expensive new signing.

Source: DSG


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