Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the Heads up FA Cup final.
Naija News reports that that victory returned the Gunners into the Europa League, Europe’s second-tier competition.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, earned his first trophy in that process.
The FA Cup victory will see the North London giants earn a total of £3.6 million prize money, excluding the money earned for victories in earlier rounds.
They will also earn £2.6 million just for entering the Europa League group stage.
Arsenal will get a further £7.5million of gate receipts expected if their fans are able to enter the Emirates for those three Europa League group games.
Aside from the guaranteed money, Mikel Arteta’s men could earn a further £900k for each win in the group stage, giving them a maximum income of £5.4m in additional revenue.
The Gunners will also be paid a £900k bonus for topping the group, £450k for reaching the Round of 32, £990k for reaching the Round of 16 and £1.3m for playing in the quarter-finals.
These payments increase to £2.1m for the semi-finals with the winners getting £7.6 million.
That means Arsenal have a potential of £41m of Europa League earnings.
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