It is hard enough to get Arsenal Football Club to spend money at the best of times. Whether you believe the lack of big spending on transfers like we see all the time from our big rivals in the Premier League is down to the cautious approach of Arsene Wenger, the policy of the Arsenal board or because the man at the top silent Stan Kroenke wants it that way, the results are generally the same.
Once again this summer transfer window that has just closed saw the Gunners hugely outspent by the clubs we are fighting for trophy honours and at one point it looked like we would actually make a profit. This time, however, it may have come as a disappointment to the top brass at the club because we actually tried to spend more money but were knocked back by the likes of Kylian Mbappe and maybe even the West Brom defender Jonny Evans.
The manager has actually admitted that the failure of Arsenal to get a deadline day deal for Thomas Lemar done was not because Monaco turned us down after all. As Metro reports the French club apparently accepted our huge bid of close to £100 million but the player himself rejected the move to north London and that should be a big concern to the Arsenal bigwigs.
The boss said, ‘The player has chosen to stay in Monaco.
‘You do not want to talk too much. You have to respect that that happens.
‘I know we live in the era of transparency but at some stage to respect everybody you have to not talk too much about that.’
If Wenger’s stock has fallen so low that young French forwards do not want to play under him, will the Arsenal board see that we cannot continue this way?