Opinion: £100 million is not enough to help Arsenal challenge for the Premier League next season

Arsenal will enter next season with much optimism after they managed to end a terrible season by winning the FA Cup.

The appointment of Mikel Arteta as the club’s manager last year has helped them to become a more competitive side.

After winning the FA Cup, fans will naturally expect them to improve next season, which at a minimum will be ending the next campaign in a Champions League position.

Some fans have even gone as far as dreaming of lifting the Premier League title. I understand why someone will think that we can challenge the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.

However, I think that it is far too soon. Winning the FA Cup this season doesn’t mean that we have become a team that is good enough to win titles and we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves.

This summer will be a tough one and I will not be surprised if we miss out on signing some of our transfer targets, which means that Arteta might not get the team that he wants to field when the next campaign begins.

With other teams also trying to add players to their side, next season will be competitive and even if we spend more than £100 million like we did last summer, we will still struggle to win the Premier League.

Let us bring down our expectations and allow this team to develop step by step under Arteta.

An article from Ime

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22 Comments

  1. Frank Brady says:

    Not sure if anyone is seriously expecting us to challenge next season.
    It appears that the Club are trying to get a blend of youth and experience. Enough experience to be competative and perhaps reach CL spot, giving our younger players time and exposure to develop into the players we need.

    1. GunneRay says:

      Oh there will be some who think we will challenge next season. As a realist, I believe we need to be patient with MA and see what the club can do in regards to off-loading some deadwood first. This is where some of our funds will come from. Then see who comes in. To say Arsenal will challenge in any way shape or form based on what we know today is absolute madness!!

  2. ACE says:

    City and Chelsea have already
    spent heavily this window and
    show no signs of slowing down.
    Manure will make a WC signing,
    whether its Sancho or not.

    Arsenal can compete for the top
    4 and would be a cheeky pick
    to lift the EPl title if there able
    to land the following players. And
    YES it can be done with the
    reported £100M summer transfer
    kitty.

    Partey—£15M (Torreria to AM £30M)
    Gabriel—£30M
    Coutinho—£10M loan
    Ceballos—£30M
    Willian—FREE
    Sarr—FREE

    £85M net spent on six VERY
    GOOD players that under MA’s
    guidance would definitely put
    Arsenal in the EPL and CL
    discussion.

    1. Joe Allysons says:

      Atletico don’t want a player. Cash only.
      I’d say
      45m, Partey
      30m Gabriel
      00m Willian
      00m Ceballos loan
      Hoard the rest of that 25m for if a good deal springs up at the tail end of the window.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍 And can use the income from selling Lucas Torreira to bring in Marc Roca as DM to play along side box to box CAM Thomas Partey.

    2. Siamois says:

      Ismael Sarr free?he only arrived at Watford on a long term contract,try 40M more like!

      1. Joe Allysons says:

        Malang Saar

    3. Lenohappy says:

      Ace so you consider Sancho a 20 year old overhype English player who hasn’t won anything and have only 2 seasons of good football a ‘world class signing’.

    4. towny 254 says:

      Partey wont play for us unless Arsenal cough up £45 million CASH

  3. Tony says:

    I see no reason why AFC can’t fight for the League Title next campaign with approximately 100m at hand, Oh C’mon.
    AFC ought to do better.

    1. Joe Allysons says:

      Momentum plays a big part in a title campaign. We don’t really have the most of it. we can build some next season with a CL finish

  4. gunnerforlife says:

    If we manage to sell Torreira to some European giant, we could bring Partey and along with Coutinho on loan, Willian for free and Sarr for free, Arsenal will surely be very competitive. Whether we win titles or not depends on how we play and the capacity and form of other teams. But under MA’s guidance, surely Arsenal will do well next season.

  5. Siamois says:

    100M,is it net spend or is money from sales included in that?also I don’t know where it comes from but Ismael Sarr is not a free,he is just at the start of a long term contract with Watford,he is 22 years old,his valuation is about 40M.

    1. AY75 says:

      They’re referring to Malang Sarr, the defender. He’s out of contract.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        An additional consideration is whether the available transfer funds are allocated to address the known deficiencies and imbalance in the squad or to buy “new shiny forwards” and/or players selected on the basis of who their agent is.

    2. Gabriel Mkomwa says:

      We are talking of Malang Sarr here not Ismael Sarr. This guy is a free agent from Nice.

      1. Siamois says:

        My bad!that’s me corrected!👍

  6. Danny says:

    With the current money grabbing owner in place who has no other ambition then making money for his own pocket it’s safe to say that Arsenals days of ever challenging for a premier league title are well and truly over could poss creep into top 4 at some stage but a million miles away from anything else!!

  7. SueP says:

    Does the £100m include part of the Saliba transfer?

  8. Christian Dahn says:

    I am very sure that arsenal can win the premier league this season 2021

  9. Val says:

    I don’t think we will challenge for the title next season.
    The gap between us and the top 2 is massive, what we should be aiming to do, is be competitive in all comps and build on from there.
    We can’t fix all our problems in 1 window. Yes we improved our shape, team defensive play and Arteta proved all those pundits wrong from the UE time.
    They said we need a complete rebuild , the players are uncoachable and have no idea how to play the game.
    now we need to build on that for next season, not get ahead of ourselves and see how the season pans out

  10. dk steve says:

    if our rivals can make one or two singings for 100M , why cant arsenal board back arteta with just 100M , and as we are seeing arteta with offloading plans ( toreira, Metteo G., mikhitaryn ,kolasinac ,sokratis ,elneny,nails) who can raise upto another 100M, . with 100M from the board and 100 frm offloading.. seriously with 200M , arteta can make arsenal a smile to every arsenal fan almost every weekend

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