Some of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds this summer have focused on the need for the Gunners to clear some room in the squad, and more importantly ease the weekly wage bill, before we can sign anyone else to go with the new striker Alexandre Lacazette and the defender Sead Kolasinac.
Both of these new additions to the Arsenal squad are said to be getting a hefty salary and with Premier League rules stopping any club from increasing their wage bill too much between seasons you can see why Arsene Wenger has a lot to do.
It is not all about transfers either, because we have Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez in the final year of their current contracts and any new deals will surely involve more money, especially the Chilean international.
Sp with the Daily Mail reporting that Arsenal have told Jack Wilshere he is no longer required in north London, is Wenger trying to free up the cash, with Jack drawing something like £100,000 a week, to offer Alexis enough to persuade him to sign an extension?
It would certainly make sense, although we need to find a buyer for Wilshere rather than another loan deal.