I am sure we have all thought about what we would do if we won the lottery or the football pools, and that is the sort of situation that Arsenal football club find themselves in after signing one of the best sponsorship deals in football. The Gunners will continue to have the Emirates airline on the front of the strip for five more years, and will receive £30 million a year for it. Arsene Wenger will be rubbing his hands with glee, thinking about how to spend the money, assuming that it does find it’s way into the Frenchman’s war chest.
What should Le Prof do, Gooners? First thing I would do would be to but Andre Santos a one way ticket to Manchester, where he can spend all the time he wants basking in the radiance of his special friend, Robbing van Payslip. Or maybe a trip to Turin to compare notes with Nicklas Bendtner on how much better off they are away from the Emirates. Imagine, the best striker and the best defender in the world in the same place.
I’m afraid that Leo Messi is still out of the question, as he has a release clause of around €250 million, but he is over-rated anyway. Ronaldo might become available, as he is not happy at Real Madrid and has said that he misses the Premier league and England. We could probably get him for less than £100 million. No, I don’t think so either. Falcao is a snip at around £50 million, but rumour has it that an agreement is in place with Chelsea for the Colombian.
Realistically, though, it will give Wenger some spending power, and will mean that Arsenal are almost certain to splash out in January. Huntelaar, Wanyama, Capoue, Cavani and Willems are all possibilities and have been linked with Arsenal recently. If it was me, I would raid Everton for Fellaini and Baines and do whatever it takes to get Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund. What about you?