It was bad enough that Arsenal fans were forced to believe that there were no funds available in the winter transfer window for Emery to buy any players at all, despite our massive injury problems, but now we are hearing that we will only have £45m in the summer window as well, despite being in profit last summer.
The Mail reported last night……..
Arsenal manager Unai Emery will have a transfer budget of only £45million to spend this summer.
Having been told he could just make loan signings during the January transfer window, Sportsmail understands the Gunners boss will again be forced to work within stringent financial boundaries in the summer.
Emery has been informed he will have cash to spend ahead of next season — and Sunday’s 3-1 loss at Manchester City underlined the gulf between Arsenal and the elite.
Emery is keen to sign at least three players including a new left back this summer, but in today’s market, a £45m kitty will create obvious difficulties trying to improve the squad.
Obvious difficulties! I would say so! Ramsey, Welbeck and Cech are definitely out of contract. Monreal is getting on and I think his contract is up this summer as well, and Lichtsteiner only has a one-year contract anyway.
WE will have to sell some players to add more funds so maybe that is why he wants to get rid of Ozil, because right now if we keep Suarez that is half the budget gone already!
It looks like Kroenke is definitely making it clear that he has no interest in investing any money to make Arsenal great again, and we are going for bargain basement buys from now on, or promoting our youth players. Oh well, it looks like we are in for a tough few years….