Match of the Week Europa League: Financial head-to-head Arsenal v Benfica

24 February 2021

Photo: PA Images Pizzi of SL Benfica celebrates after scoring first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 Leg 1 match between SL Benfica and Arsenal FC at Stadio Olimpico, Rome.

With both teams struggling domestically the Europa League may present a welcome escape from national tournaments, with everything to play for after a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.

Arsenal's turnover is more than twice that of Benfica, at €448.7 million (18/19) to €140 million (19/20) but the Portuguese club outperform in another key aspect.

Benfica recorded a profit on player sales of €125.7 million last season, while Arsenal's figure stood at €13.9 million the year before.

Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner