Are Arsenal already lowering asking prices?

The current world pandemic is expected to have a vast effect on the summer transfer window following a huge loss in income for clubs around the globe, and it looks as though Arsenal are already lowering their valuations.

Only last week it was reported that we were willing to let Roma sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan should they meet our £22 Million asking price, but latest reports claim we are now willing to accept less than half of that amount.

We are now said to be ready to sell for a fee of £10 Million this summer, although Roma are claimed to be unwilling to even match that.

With lockdown in effect and with all match-day incomes having been all-but wiped off the budget, clubs across the world are preparing for a tough summer, and spending is certainly expected to be much the more stringent.

Liverpool were recently said to be ‘virtually certain‘ not to make any significant moves in the coming window, pouring cold water on reports of a move for long-term targets Timo Werner and Houssem Aouar, but the reality is a number of clubs may be reluctant to open their purse strings.

The Reds are said to be amongst those most comfortable financially, and even they are said to be readying to spend very little, so where does this leave us?

Arsenal are far from comfortable with a fairly large wage bill, paired with doubts over our participation in Europe next term, which will also be a huge blow to our club, having received income and played in Europe every year since 1996.

Is our club already preparing for the worst and lowering asking prices? Does the current situation pose further doubt on our ability to keep our best players this summer?

Patrick

Tags Henrikh Mkhitaryan Liverpool

2 Comments

  1. stevo says:

    Arsenal will get nothing for Mkhitarian.
    Like Sanchez like Ramsey like Ozil he will go on a free and like Sanchez 400k and Ramsey 300k will get a better retirement salary at his next club because he will cost the new club nothing. That’s just how it works. The next one to go on a free will be Aubameyang then Bellerin then Kolasinac then Lacazette then Pepe. The whole transfer fee/salary business needs to be sorted out before the Billionaire owners completely take over the sport if they haven’t already.

    1. jon fox says:

      stevo, you are on the right track with your welcome post. The enormity of the certain coming financial crash in footballs income, across the board, is still to dawn on so many unwilling people Glad to see you are not among them!

      WHEN THE HUGE AND REGULAR LOSSES MOUNT, WATCH THE BILLIONAIRES RUSH TO SHED THEIR CLUBS AS FAST AS THEY CAN. THAT WILL BE RATHER MORE DIFFICULT THAN THEY EXPECT, IN ALL BAR POSSIBLY CITY, PSG, WHO WILL PROBABLY OPT TO RIDE IT OUT.

      Even Abramovitch will be getting the shakes and so will Kroenke. GOOD!

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