You have got to hand it to the Arsenal Board. Every summer, Ivan and his cronies manage to tell us how many squillions of Pounds Arsene Wenger has at his disposal IF he wanted to buy a few superstars to join the team. This year is no different, but this time it is Lord Harris rather than Gazidis who is breaking the news.
The Arsenal Director was quoted as saying: “We could go into the market and probably buy any player in the world, apart from half a dozen who are un-buyable. In the accounts, there’s over £200million in the bank. You could say to Arsene we’ve got no money and he wouldn’t worry, or you could give him £100m and he might not spend it.
“At the moment there are no plans to sign anyone, unless he finds a real superstar like Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez. He’s looking for one of those but there aren’t many available.
“We would back him to break the club’s transfer record. If he wanted the man, he could have him. Apart from Messi and Ronaldo, he could have any player. We will probably have to break the club record to get the man he wants.”
As our club record is the £42m that we paid for Mesut Ozil, who could we buy that would cost more than that and would slot into the Arsenal team, and improve it?
If you were Wenger, who would you pick (anyone but Messi or Ronaldo) to spend the kitty on?