Here’s an interesting one. We’re all aware that Arsenal have a wage ceiling, which has resulted in players such as Flamini and Hleb leaving this summer, while the likes of Adebayor throw multiple toys out of the pram in an attempt to rinse more money from the club that took a punt on him in the first place. However, it appears that the Gunners do have some big money available for the right sort of signings, although Arsene Wenger is pretty choosy when it comes to bagging players.
It’s hard to fault the Arsenal manager, who has consistently got his team challenging for honours without splashing the cash, although the BBC reveal that up to £30 million is available if the Frenchman found a top-quality player that would fit right in at the Emirates. Director Danny Fizsman reveals that there’s cash in the bank if Arsene wants to spend it.
“If he said ‘I want this guy and he’s £30m, can I buy him?’, the answer is yes. Absolutely yes,” revealed Arsenal director Danny Fizsman.
“It’s not our decision who Wenger spends money on, nor will it ever be our decision.”
“We totally back Wenger, it’s his decision.
“If Arsene found the right player he would buy that player, but at the moment hes hasn’t.
“There’s a dual problem for him,” said the Arsenal director of Wenger.
“If we buy star names, you are talking about relatively mature players who need to be integrated into the way Arsene plays – they don’t know our style and it also impacts on the youngsters who have been brought through.”
It shows remarkable restraint that the Frenchman hasn’t parted with more than £12 million plus a bit of loose change for Samir Nasri and Mikael Silvestre this summer. However, should Wenger have spent more on players or should Le Boss not be questioned, considering how brilliantly he’s done in charge of the Gunners for several years?