Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will soon be presented with a demand from the board for additional funds to top up the transfer kitty according to reports in the media.
It is now being reported that the figure of £45 Million is not quite accurate and that the club has at least £70 Million to spend, possibly even more.
But that is not enough for the board, they want to be able to give manager Unai Emery as much ammunition as possible as he attempts to rebuild the team in his image.
There are so many positions that need overhauling and strengthening that the reported budgets are simply not enough for a club of Arsenal’s stature, especially when their closest rivals are completing massive deals.
Kroenke has a choice now, if he refuses the extra funds then there will be no way back for him where the fans are concerned, if he does sanction extra spending then the road to rebuilding trust and confidence with the fanbase could begin.
No one expects the owner to go on a stupid spending spree that gets us banned from European competitions and massive fines levelled but at the same time, the fans and clearly the board do expect the owner to at least give the club a fighting chance to compete with the other top-six clubs.
This is a golden opportunity for Kroenke to do something right and improve his standing with the fans. Will he make the right call?