Arsenal's 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven was worth more than three points and a dream start upon their return to the UEFA Champions League as they earned a cool €2.8million (£2.41million) in the process.
Goals from Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Jesus and captain Martin Odegaard allowed the Gunners to make rather light work of their Eredivisie opponents. With the reverse meeting as well as games against RC Lens and Sevilla to follow, Mikel Arteta's side have put themselves in a great position to qualify from Group B.
And with that will come great financial rewards. In fact, as per UEFA, before a ball was even kicked in north London on Wednesday night, Arsenal had already banked €15.64million (£13.46million) as a result of simply participating in this season's Champions League group phase.
As mentioned above, an extra €2.8m (£2.41million) was secured with the emphatic win over PSV and as that's the confirmed prize money per victory, the Gunners could potentially add another €14million (£12.1million) to their prize pot on their way to the round of 16.
Having said that, there will be even more money on offer from the knockout stages onwards thus providing Arsenal with an extra incentive to go as far as possible. All clubs that reach the round of 16 stage will receive a further €9.6million (£8.26million). This fee will rise to €10.6million (£9.12million) by reaching the quarter-finals, while all four semi-finalists earn €12.5million (£10.76million).
If the Gunners reach their first Champions League final since 2006 and finish runners-up once again, the consolation prize would be €15.5million (£13.34million). But lifting the trophy for the very first time comes with added bonus of earning €20m (£17.22million). This meansRead on football.london