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Arsenal Become First Club to Top £100m Mark in Premier League Payments

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Arsenal became the first club in history to receive more than £100m from the Premier League last season, according to figures released on Tuesday .
Despite finishing as runners-up to Leicester City , Arsène Wenger’s side were featured live on television in 27 different matches – 12 more than Claudio Ranieri’s title winners. That meant Arsenal’s total earnings from the Premier League amounted to a staggering £100,952,257, including “facility fees” of almost £21.5m, prize money of £23.6m for finishing second and almost £55m for domestic and overseas TV rights and commercial deals.
Under the rules of the Premier League for the 2015-16 season, each club is guaranteed a slice of the £400m pot for domestic TV deals and a further £600m for overseas rights. Despite winning the league by 10 points from Arsenal, Leicester’s overall income from the Premier League was just over £93.2m – behind Tottenham, Manchester City and
Manchester United in the overall total
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That was mainly down to the fact only 15 of Leicester’s matches were shown live, with a total of eight teams surpassing that total including the relegated Newcastle United. Despite earning only £1.2m in prize money for finishing bottom, Aston Villa still banked £66.6m for the season and will be guaranteed parachute payments of about £90m over the next three seasons.
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