Ian Wright admits Arsenal cannot compete with Chelsea in the transfer market

Arsenal idol Ian Wright has admitted it is hard for the Gunners to compete financially with Chelsea after Mikel Arteta’s side lost Mykhailo Mudryk to the Blues despite starting earlier than their rivals to work on the deal.

The Gunners made three bids, but they did not meet Shakhtar Donetsk’s demand for his signature, giving Chelsea room to enter the race.

The Blues came in and tabled an offer which bettered what the Gunners wanted to pay and also offered an improved salary to the winger.

He agreed to the deal and the Blues moved swiftly to complete the transfer, with Arsenal left red-faced, considering the player flirted with a move to the Emirates for much of the last few months.

Wright understands and says via The Daily Mail:

‘It’s one of those, unfortunately, that we may have missed out on but Arsenal cannot, cannot compete with what Chelsea can offer a player like that,’

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We are the most in-form and progressive clubs in the Premier League now, but that is clearly not enough to lure a player to the Emirates.

Mudryk has proven that players will go where the money is and we should be prepared to lose more targets if we do not splash the cash.

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8 Comments

  1. I like old Wrighty a lot, but I guess either he’s not awar eof the details of the deal(s) – or he’s as arithmetically challenged as most football people.

    Chelsea bid £1m more tha Arsenal, but if reports are true then they offered Mudryk 5-6 times the weekly salary and a very long-term deal. No sensible club would think of competing with those personal terms.

    It’s not “can’t” it’s “won’t”. And for very good reasons.

  2. There’s a lot of misleading info out there but the top sources (The Athletic, Fabrizio etc) say that there was only €5m more in Chelsea’s bid (structure of payment no doubt slightly different) but financially Chelsea didn’t really offer more. In terms of salary, most top sources are saying we offered £130k a week and Chelsea offered £150k a week so not much difference. I think we have to accept Mudryk’s head was turned when he met with their owners. I’m sure they sold him a huge project and future with all the players they are bringing in. Would be exciting for any player. Let’s be real, we’ve only had a great 6 months. Players make decisions based on a much longer period than that and know that Chelsea will be back to the top next year sadly. In order to convince these players we need to have 2/3 seasons in a row in the CL and challenging for the title. Otherwise players will just see us as another Leicester

    1. ” I’m sure they sold him a huge project and future with all the players they are bringing in. ”
      You mean the same project that had Rafinha and Kounde running to Barca..

      Man please

  3. As I said earlier that Chelsea is buying players out of desperation and desperation will always leads to destruction every player bought by Chelsea are a complete flops and to make it worst they are on high salaries which will make future sell hard they want to get rid of two of their most consistent players Kante and Jorchinho though the former is injured.chelsea like to sign players known for their speed sterling, Mudryk,pulisic who is always sick with injuries Aubameyang Havertz Fofana rather than the ones with compilation of both speed and overall footballing brain eg Saliba Jesus,Zinchenko, Tomiyasu,Ben White

  4. i am not totally bothered by missing on mudryk, he is going to flop at chelsea, the deal only suites him financially . good for him football wise he is doomed

  5. The kid is just a little rat that saw cheese dangling, Chelsea has a reputation of making capable wingers lose intrest, remember Pulsic was once unplayable

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