Despite Arsenal only spending relatively little on new players this summer compared to our Premier League rivals, Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis have declared that the money is there for transfers if the right players are available. And we have seen the boss spend over £30 million on a single player three times in recent years, so perhaps we should not assume that he will not do so again.
If it is the availability of a player that is a problem for Arsenal, then there should be no problem in going for the Real Madrid and Colombia international star James Rodriguez, as the Evening Standard has reported the news from Spain that Real Madrid have let it be known they will sell.
The price is said to be around £65 million but that is no more than they paid Monaco for the player two years ago and the 25-year old was one of the most highly rated and sought after stars in the world. It has not quite gone as Rodriguez would have wished in Spain but he is having to compete with the likes of Ronaldo and Bale for a starting place.
The report claims that Chelsea as well as Arsenal are interested, but do you think we should battle them for this player or does Wenger need to focus on getting an out and out striker and a centre back?