Every single year, or even twice a year with a transfer window in January as well as through the summer, the prices of football players goes up and up. Some thought that Real Madrid paying around £80 million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Man United was crazy but we now see players of much less ability going for that.
£50 million now seems about the norm for a decent player, so even though Arsene Wenger broke the Arsenal transfer record to sign Alexandre Lacazette it was by no means a remarkable bit of transfer news. In fact, when you compare our signing of the striker from Lyon to0 some of the deals being done by other clubs in the English Premier League you could well argue that the Gunners have got a real bargain.
Man City have paid a similar amount to get the right back Kyle Walker from Tottenham after paying the same to get John Stones from Everton last summer. Man United have paid a lot more than us to sign Lukaku and it appears that Liverpool could fork out aeround £70 million to sign the holding midfielder Naby Keita from Red Bull Leipzig, with their former German star Dietmar Hamann telling Sky Sports he thought that was a fair price. Really? For Keita?
So despite breaking the club’s transfer record this summer, is Wenger still intent on getting value for money and saving Arsenal money?