With Arsenal Football Club going against the wishes of a large section of the fanbase by handing another two year contract to our long serving but often under fire manager, it was always going to be imperative that Arsene Wenger was given a large transfer budget in order to change the pattern of recent seasons and challenge for the Premier League title.
Once it was clear that all of our big EPL rivals would have Champions League football to offer potential signings as well as the financial clout to buy them, Arsenal’s task in the transfer market seemed tougher than ever, so the club has reacted by giving the Frenchman a huge budget of £150 million to spend this summer, reports the Daily Star, and even the promise of more if it is needed to secure the right players.
As reported by The Independent, though, Wenger has suggested that he will be looking to sign just three new stars to boost the Gunners, so who do you think they might be? I think we can forget about the young Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe as everyone seems to want him and the prices being talked about are crazy but I would expect a top quality and established forward to be one of the three, perhaps Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon.
I also think that a top class defender should be on the list, with names like Van Dijk being heavily thrown about by the football press. After that I suppose we are looking at a midfielder but as we do not really know which current Arsenal players may be leaving or just what Wenger’s vision for the future is, your guess is as good as mine.
How would you like the boss to spend the £150 million Arsenal cashpot in this summer’s transfer market?