All these Nicholas Pepe to Arsenal rumours have to stop by Martin
Nicholas Pepe will not be joining Arsenal this summer and all the rumours claiming that he will be, need to stop. Why is he not coming? I will tell you why, because we cannot afford him. It is that simple.
I just checked the BBC gossip page and bang smack in the middle of all the latest rumours is one from the Daily Mirror claiming that the Gunners face competition from Bayern Munich to sign £70m man.
£70 Million, are they serious?
That is just the fee, what about the wages, work it out, if we sign Pepe on a four year contract and he is on say £150k a week, which is probably the minimum for a £70 Million signing then we are talking a total of over £100 Million in transfer fees and wages, can you honestly see Stan Kroenke sanctioning that? I can’t.
Why do I think that? here are just a few reasons why.
18th January 201 The Guardian
Arsenal’s era of austerity is not over yet: Emery must make do and mend
10th January 2019 Football.London
Why can’t Arsenal sign anyone? The financial issues behind Unai Emery’s transfer woes
3rd January 2019 The Daily Mirror
Arsenal financial report reveals fans’ worst fears as transfer window opens
Those are just three examples, there are many more, just do a google search and the funny thing is this, the same authoritative news outlets will run a story shouting from the rooftops that Arsenal are set to spend tens of millions and then run a story saying that Arsenal cannot afford to bring in new signings.
The fact is this, no one truly knows the financial state of our beloved club, not really, all we have to go on is the track record of the owner and the headlines from the media and putting two and two together tells you, we are not spending £100 Million on a player this summer.