There are hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds at the moment, and if Arsene Wenger actually bought them all, he would need a lot more than the rumoured 150 million warchest, especially as Mbappe would take up two thirds of that amount!
But Arsene Wenger is quite clear that there will not be a massive overhaul of the squad, just ““Between a maximum of two or three.” signings, and he doesn’t think that you necessarily need to spend fortunes to bring in great players.
“We cannot spend as much as many other clubs because some clubs have external resources that allow them to be basically unlimited.” He was quoted as saying. “We can spend money because we have managed the club well. Let’s not forget the amount of money spent is not a guarantee of success.
“We have to be clear what we understand as a big signing. Is [Rob] Holding a big signing for you or not?
“When you buy a player for £40m, everybody will have at the start a positive judgement. When you buy him for £2m, he can’t be good?
“That means a big signing is not necessarily linked with the amount of money spent.”
Le Prof is obviously trying to lower the fans expectations for the coming summer, but surely he must be intending to raise our hopes for next season’s title tilt? We need at least two major signings, and maybe even more if we have some of our own big-name players leaving. (I’m not going to give any names!)
In fact it wouldn’t surprise me if Wenger actually made a profit on transfers this summer if he has a big clearout and only brings in a few new ones…..