Arsenal pocket £1.65million from Muamba deal
Arsenal are in line for an unexpected payday this week after former Gunner Fabrice Muamba s move from Birmingham to Bolton. The England U-21 midfielder, who began his career at Highbury before moving to St Andrew s in 2006, was sold by relegated Birmingha
Arsenal are in line for an unexpected payday this week after former Gunner Fabrice Muamba's move from Birmingham to Bolton.
The England U-21 midfielder, who began his career at Highbury before moving to St Andrew's in 2006, was sold by relegated Birmingham for £5.5m to stabilise their finances after dropping down to the Championship.
But they will have to pass on approximately £1.65m to Arsenal as part of a sell-on clause believed to be around 30 per cent of any future transfer fee.
The Gunners start their league season with a home clash against newly-promoted West Brom at The Emirates on August 16. Arsene Wenger's side visit Fulham seven days later for their first away game.
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Arsenal are due to entertain Manchester United on November 8, with the return on the penuiltimate weekend of the season. They finish with a home clash against Stoke.
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