Off the back of 'Arry's comments earlier, I decided to do a little digging and figure out how much each team has shelled out for their currently registered Premier League squad. The figures exclude players out on loan, but they include some players who may not have featured yet, so long as they are able to feature: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: BRAD FRIEDELFreeHEURELHO GOMES£9mCARLO CUDICINIFreeBENOIT ASSOU-EKOTTO£3.5mMICHAEL DAWSON£4mWILLIAM GALLASFreeLEDLEY KINGFreeYOUNES KABOUL£5mSEBASTIEN BASSONG£8mVEDRAN CORLUKA£8.5mKYLE WALKER£3mAARON LENNON£1mJAKE LIVERMOREFreeTOM HUDDLESTONE£2.5mLUKA MODRIC£16.6mNIKO KRANJCAR£2mGARETH BALE£6mSTEVEN PIENAAR£3mDANNY ROSE£1mRAFAEL VAN DER VAART£8mSANDRO£6mROMAN PAVLYUCHENKO£13.8mJERMAIN DEFOE£15mEMMANUEL ADEBAYORLoanGIOVANI DOS SANTOS£4.7mBEN ALNWICK£900kSCOTT PARKER£5mTOTAL:£126.5m ARSENAL: MANUEL ALMUNIA£2.5mLUKASZ FABIANSKI£2MWOJCIECH SZCZENYFreeVITO MANNONE£350kBACARY SAGNA£6MPER MERTESACKER£10mTHOMAS VERMAELEN£10mLAURENT KOSCIELNY£10mANDRE SANTOS£6.2mSEBASTIEN SQUILLACI£4mJOHAN DJOUROUFreeCARL JENKINSONFreeKIERAN GIBBSFreeABOU DIABY£2mTHOMAS ROSICKY£8.8mMIKEL ARTETA£10mAARON RAMSEY£5MALEX SONG£1MJACK WILSHEREFreeANDREI ARSHAVIN£15mEMMANUEL FRIMPONGFreeYOSSI BENAYOUNLoanFRANCIS COQUELINFreeJU-YOUNG PARK£3mROBIN VAN PERSIE£2.75mTHIERRY HENRYLoanTHEO WALCOTT£9.1mALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN£12mGERVINHO£10.6mMAROUANE CHAMAKHFreeTOTAL:£134.8m LIVERPOOL BRAD JONES£2.3mPEPE REINA£6mDONIFreeGLEN JOHNSON£17.5mJOSE ENRIQUE£6.3mDANIEL AGGER£5.8mFABIO AURELIOFreeMARTIN SKRTEL£6.5mJAMIE CARRAGHERFreeSTEVEN GERRARDFreeMAXI RODRIGUEZFreeSTUART DOWNING£20mJAY SPEARINGFreeLUCAS LEIVA£6mCRAIG BELLAMYFreeMARTIN KELLYFreeJONJO SHELVEY£1.7mCHARLIE ADAM£7mDIRK KUYT£9mLUIS SUAREZ£23mANDY CARROLL£35mJOHN FLANAGANFreeJORDAN HENDERSON£16mSEBASTIEN COATES£7mDANNY WILSON£2mTOTAL:£171.1m MANCHESTER UNITED: LINDEGAARD£3.5mKUSZCZAK£2.15mDE GEA£18.9mEVRA£5.5mJONES£17mFERDINAND£27.55mEVANSFreeSMALLING£10mRAFAEL£2.5mFABIO£2.6mVIDIC£7mANDERSON£15mGIGGSFreePARK£4mCARRICK£18.6mNANI£13.5mYOUNG£17mWELBECKFreeHERNANDEZ£6mROONEY£27mBERBATOV£30.75mOWENFreeMARCHEDAFreeSCHOLESFreeCLEVERLYFreeFLETCHERFreeVALENCIA£16mDIOUF£2mTOTAL:£246.55m CHELSEA: PETR CECH£7mROSS TURNBULLFreeHENRIQUE HILARIOFreeALEX£5.7mBRANISLAV IVANOVIC£9mDAVID LUIZ£26mJOHN TERRYFreeASHLEY COLE£5mPAULO FERREIRA£13.2mJOSE BOSINGWA£16.2mMICHAEL ESSIEN£24.4mORIOL ROMEU£4.35mRAMIRES£18.3mFRANK LAMPARD£11mJOHN OBI-MIKEL£16mRAUL MEIRELES£12mJOSH McEACHRANFreeRYAN BERTRANDFreeFLORENT MALOUDA£13.5mJUAN MATA£23.5mDIDIER DROGBA£24mFERNANDO TORRES£50mROMELU LUKAKU£20mSALOMON KALOU£8mDANIEL STURRIDGE£4mNICOLAS ANELKA£15mTOTAL:£326.15 MANCHESTER CITY: COSTEL PANTILIMON£6mJOE HART£1.5mGUNNAR NIELSENFreeSTUART TAYLORTribunalVINCENT KOMPANY£6.7mALEKSANDER KOLAROV£17mGAEL CLICHY£7mJOLEON LESCOTT£22mSTEFAN SAVIC£9mNEDUM ONUHAFreeMICAH RICHARDSFreeKOLO TOURE£16mPABLO ZABALETA£6.5mGARETH BARRY£12mOWEN HARGREAVESFreeADAM JOHNSON£7mNIGEL DE JONG£16mJAMES MILNER£26mSAMIR NASRI£22mDAVID SILVA£25mYAYA TOURE£24mMARIO BALOTELLI£24.5mEDIN DZEKO£27mSERGIO AGUERO£38mCARLOS TEVEZ£25.5mWAYNE BRIDGE£12mTOTAL:£350.1 Now, I'm not sure whether that exercise throws up any real surprises, but it is still quite interesting. Despite all the praise Wenger receives for assembling a squad of players for a minimal amount, our current squad cost less even than Arsenal's. We spent exactly half of what United spent on their current squad and we have the same points tally after 20 games played, we've virtually spent a 3rd of City and are just 3 points behind them. Liverpool are 3rd in the list, but a large majority of their expense was accumulated in the last 2 windows and they are 6th in the League right now but Chelsea are the real embarrassment. Over £300m spent on a squad that are 8 points off a team that spent just £125m. Oh dear . . . and that doesn't even take into account player wages, which we would come out with the least spent by quite some margin. Pretty impressive really and both Harry & Levy ought to take huge plaudits for such an achievement. We have, essentially, destroyed the commonly held belief that in order to challenge at the top end of the table, you have to spend well in excess of £150m.