Arsenal will be spending big this summer according to former player John Hartson.
The Gunners season has gone from challenging for the title, to battling for a place within the top four, and the task is getting tougher by the week.
Wenger recently claimed that it would not be easy to improve his side in the coming window, and hinted that it would not be a hugely productive transfer window.
One former player doesn’t agree however, and is claiming that Arsenal will be investing properly in the coming window.
“He knows he hasn’t got long left to win a title. I think he’ll spend a lot of money this summer,” Hartson said.
Wenger must be aware that with the influx of top managers coming in at Manchester City and Chelsea, as well as a possible new coach for Manchester United, the transfer window is likely to be the busiest it has ever been.
Add to that the fact that the recent TV rights deal has boosted the finances of the whole division, and the shock emergence of Tottenham and Leicester City in the Premier League, you have to expect the entire market to explode.
If Wenger did refuse to invest properly this summer, we will certainly be taking a huge risk, and no amount of excuses will make up for not holding onto our Champions League place for the following campaign.
Deals are already being mooted to have been set up for the summer, with Granit Xhaka and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both having been said to have been all but done deals, but the Arsenal boss has said nothing is concrete at present.
Can we really see out another transfer window with little investment? Will Wenger simply replace the departing players with like-for-like stars?