Arsenal fans were already well aware that the board of Manchester United would be handing their manager Louis van Gaal a massive transfer war chest to throw at their problems this summer. But from looking at how much the £150 million or so that the Dutchman spent last summer helped them, we were not exactly running around in panic.
But you can bet that United will not be struggling for too long as they continue to spend big, so that increases the need for Arsenal to get our hands on the Premier League trophy as soon as possible. That need has just been given another major prod.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the chairman of another of our big rivals in the BPL, Man City, has vowed to significantly strengthen the playing squad in order to give Manuel Pellegrini the tools to succeed, and that means big money in the transfer market.
Khaldoon Al Mubarak also revealed that quite a few of the current Man City squad will be moving on, so we can reasonably expect it to take a little time for Pellegrini to get them really firing again. But it will happen and so if the Gunners do not take our chances in the season to come, we could find ourselves looking at a wasted chance with regret.
Is it now or never for Arsenal?