We know that Arsenal have plenty of money to spend, so assuming that miracles do not occur over the next few weeks and the Gunners fail to qualify for the next round of the Champions League and perhaps even the Europa League, the subsequent drop in revenue will not have any bearing on Arsene Wenger’s ability to spend money in the transfer market.
And perhaps the Champions League failure will have hidden benefits for Arsenal and us long suffering fans. For one thing it might just ease the pressure on the current squad at a crucial stage of the season and help us to maintain a real push for the Premier League title.
It may also have helped to convince our manager that he was wrong about his belief in the strength and depth of the current squad. Because according to the latest Arsenal transfer rumour round up in The Guardian, Wenger is now planning to make some signings in the January transfer window.
One of the players mentioned is Nolito, the Celta Vigo striker in great form that is now a Spain international. Another is Sergi Samper who is a 20-year old holding midfielder with Barcelona and the third is Aleksandr Kokorin, a striker for Dynamo Moscow. All three would apparently cost the Gunners just over £30 million and as I said, that is easily withing the reach of Arsenal’s spending power, so will Wenger make his move in January?