Ask the average Arsenal fan, even before we lost three more of the first team player to injury at the weekend, and they will tell you that Arsene Wenger is still being a bit of a lightweight when it comes to the transfer market. But as the injury list grows it is expected that the prof could well put that right when the winter window opens next month.
Now the Frenchman has an extra reason to make signings and if the Metro report about us facing a possible transfer ban along the same lines as the Spanish La Liga champions are currently under is correct, then the Arsenal boss may be forced into spending most if not all of the huge cash reserves the club has been sitting on.
The report claims that Arsenal and Chelsea, along with other clubs around Europe including Real Madrid, could be set for the same sanctions that Barcelona were hit with and for the same reason, the way that signing young players has been done in breach of FIFA rules.
If there really is a chance of this happening then surely Wenger and Arsenal must act quickly and make enough transfers to keep the squad going for the next year or two. Is this the reason why Wenger has been saving the club’s money?