By using complex geospatial data on certain major degradation processes, i.e. aridity, soil erosion, vegetation decline, soil salinization, and soil organic carbon decline, land degradation footprint on global arable lands is assessed in this study. It showed aridity is by far the largest singular factor affecting ~40% of the arable lands' area, while soil erosion affects ~20% of global arable land. The result identified that India, the United States, China, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, and Australia are the most vulnerable countries in the world to the various pathways of arable land degradation. Also, in terms of percentages, African countries are the most heavily affected by arable degradation. This study's findings can be useful for prioritizing agricultural management practices that can mitigate the negative effects of the two degradation processes or of others that currently affect many arable systems across the globe.