Arsene Wenger may have come through the really hard years when Arsenal could not even afford to compete with the likes of Newcastle United in terms of transfer spending, never mind the clubs with mega rich sugar daddies throwing multi millions around, but we still expect to be significantly out-spent by Manchester United and Manchester Vity this summer, and probably by Chelsea and Liverpool as well.
But while this may not have changed all that much we are at least able to sign the kind of top quality players that should improve the first team and not just the squad. What has changed even more is that the Frenchman is no longer forced to lose his best players to direct rivals in the Premier League and that is exactly what he explained to Man City today.
The boss was asked about the recent Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that our England midfielder was one of the players being targeted by Man City as they plan a big summer revamp to their aging squad. And as reported by the Daily Mail, Wenger was totally dismissive of their chances of getting their hands on our Gunner.
He said, “You can imagine my answer, we are not in a position where we have to sell our best players.”
Arsenal seem to have learned a valuable lesson and have made sure that our players have long contracts and are relatively untouchable unless we decide to sell. Now it looks like Liverpool may be faced with the same trouble we used to have, highlighted by the Raheem Sterling saga and the fact that Henderson is about to enter the last year of his deal. Maybe Man City should forget about Jack and go for Jordan instead.