While a lot of Arsenal fans have spent the last few weeks checking the football media for the latest injury updates from the club and getting increasingly worried as the list of injured Arsenal first teamers grew and grew and now stands at 10, this current crisis in north London will not have passed the notice of other clubs in England and around Europe.
So with the transfer window just around the corner and with the Arsenal shareholder Lord Harris having helpfully told the world that the club is sitting on cash reserves of something like £200 million in the bank, Arsene Wenger is concerned that the price of any player he is interested in will suddenly go up, as explained in a Daily Mail report.
I’m afraid these price hikes are almost inevitable and it seems that Premier League clubs already have to pay over the odds for players from around Europe. It is going to be even worse for Arsenal but we really only have ourselves to blame and would not have been in this bind if the boss had signed a player or two in the summer.
The report claims that Wenger will now try to get a few players on loan to avoid being ripped off in January but surely that is not going to be good enough to help Arsenal to win the EPL title. He made his bed and must lie in it and if that means paying too much for the right transfer targets, we simply have to take it on the chin don’t we?