Arsenal would bank a healthy sum for reaching the last four of the competition. This will be dependent on if they manage to beat Slavia Prague this evening. The amount of money Arsenal will bank if they knock out Slavia Prague in comparison to Champions League last four teams shows much disparity.
The Gunners are in line to bank an additional €2.4m (£2m) if they reach the Europa League semi-finals tonight. This figure pales in comparison to the Champions League.
The arsenal team must now win or earn a draw by scoring at least twice away to Slavia Prague to book a semi-final place having conceded in the final minute of last week’s first leg to draw 1-1 at the Emirates.
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According to figures from football-coefficient.eu Arsenal have made just €14.2m (£12.3m) as it stands from Europe this season which ranks them 34th in a table of prize money for clubs across the Champions League and Europa League,
That is despite Arsenal having the best coefficient ranking of any team that competed from the Europa League group stages this season, they earned the largest share of an €84m (£73m) pool. But that still just amounted to €3.4m (£2.9m).
Arsenal also got 30% of the English market pool, effectively a portion of money from broadcasting deals which came in courtesy of winning last season’s FA Cup.
London rivals Tottenham Hotspur were given just 17.5% and made €11.9m (£10.3m) from their Europa League campaign which crashed after an embarrassing defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the round of 16.
Chelsea, by comparison, earned €12.5m (£10.4m) for reaching the last four of the premier competition and are going to face Real Madrid over two legs.
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