Not only could Arsenal be dealt a crushing and potentially crucial blow by Manchester United this week, which could lead to us being consigned to that regular and not quite good enough fourth position in the Premier League, but they could be set to wreak havoc on us in the summer transfer window as well.
That is what Arsene Wenger nis worried about anyway, as a Metro report reveals. It is not just the spending power that Louis van Gaal has been handed by his Old Trafford bosses, although that is pretty strong cause for concern in itself, but that Wenger reckons that every player that he wants to sign for Arsenal is also a target for United.
The Gunners boss said, “‘I expect Manchester United to be active in the transfer market.
“Every player I am offered, Man Utd are already on his case!
“We expect them to buy some strong players.”
At least they went for Angel Di Maria rather than Alexis Sanchez last summer because that would have made a big different to the season. I can understand Wenger´s fears though, because for years it seemed as though various Premier League clubs were waiting for the Arsenal scouts to identify a player and then they would swoop in.
The Gunners do have a lot more cash to splash these days but still nothing like our big BPL rivals, so how is Wenger going to stop his targets going elsewhere? Making sure that Man United finish fourth and Arsenal are guaranteed the Champions League group stage would be a nice way to start!