Arsenal finally top of Premier League (of rent, anyway)

  • Arsenal are topping the league for the first time in 11 years, but Stoke City are the real winners
  • Premier League of Rent table shows average rental costs at each of the 20 Premier League clubs for 2015-16 season
  • Premier League fixtures list released today

If you’re a footballer hoping to bag a rental bargain, you might want to ask your agent to make enquiries with Stoke City, according to new research revealed today to mark the release of the fixtures list for the 2015-16 season.

The Potters ended their season on a high with a 6-1 thrashing of Liverpool, but the club is rock bottom in the Premier League table of high rent.

Research by Rentify shows that you can rent a 2 bedroom property in the ST4 postcode for just £425 a week, compared to a hefty £2,000 a week in Arsenal’s N7.

Everton, Liverpool and Sunderland also face relegation in the table, while sky-high rents in London look to be the only way Tottenham can take a top four position.

Rentify CEO George Spencer said: “With rental rates so high in London, it’s no surprise to see West Ham, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal making up our top four. Without a change in the UK property market it may be the case that those who don’t have multi-million pound contracts may struggle to rent in the capital.”

1. Arsenal (N7) – £2,000
2. Chelsea (SW6) – £1,950
3. Tottenham (N17) – £1,473
4. West Ham (E13) – £1,321
5. Crystal Palace (SE25) – £1,150
6. Watford (WD18) –  £1,100
7. Bournemouth (BH7) – £800
8. Southampton (SO14) – £763
9. Man U (M16) – £650
10. Man City (M11) – £600
11. Aston Villa (B6) – £595
11. West Brom (B71) – £595
13. Norwich (NR1) – £575
14. Leicester City (LE2) – £550
15. Swansea City (SA1) – £500
16. Newcastle (NE1) – £500
17. Everton (L4) – £495
18. Liverpool (L4) – £495
19. Sunderland (SR5) – £477
20. Stoke City (ST4) – £425

With Hull City’s Nikica Jelavic rumoured to be seeking a loan move following his side’s relegation, his reported £60,000 a week salary could rent a modest 141 properties in the Stoke area.

Elsewhere, Raheem Sterling looks set to leave Liverpool, with Manchester United favourites to land his signature. Perhaps the decent rental prices will help seal the deal, with rent over three times more expensive in Arsenal and Chelsea than United’s M16 postcode.

They could prove a draw for Gareth Bale too if he decides to return from Spain, with his current £300,000 a week salary enough to rent over 460 2 bedroom properties in the area. At old club Tottenham Hotspur, if still on his Real Madrid wages, Bale would have ‘only’ been able to rent 200 properties of a similar size.

(Data based on two bedroom property rentals with statistics from Hometrack)