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Wengers’ transfer budget problems
IArsène Wenger has been known to bring in some good players over the decade that he has been manager of Arsenal. With the likes of Mesut Ӧzil, Alexis Sanchez and Petr Čech being bought in over the last few seasons, there’s talk that the manager will continue to look for big signings on a summer spending spree in order to get the team to the top. With the summer transfer window opening soon, and the likes of Börussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka already agreeing to sign for the club, Wenger seems driven to spend. If you’re looking to join in on the spending action with your own fantasy football team, you can transfer money online to get started and send your team to the top.
In the past, Arsène Wenger has been known to hesitate when it comes to spending big on players, but this transfer window he seems exceptionally driven. Having already agreed the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £30m, and with the likes of N’Golo Kanté and Alvaro Morata all looking to be viable targets this summer, his transfer budget may just be trying to stretch a little too far, but at least Arsenal are starting to see a change of heart when it comes to the manager’s spending habits.
However, reports have suggested that Wenger only has a limited budget to spend this season, with rumours suggesting Wenger has a £75m transfer budget. Although they won’t be short of cash this summer, £75m could limit them to the number of big players that they are looking to get, unless they can strike deals with the players.
A lot of players are heading out of the door of Arsenal this season. With Mikel Arteta bidding the club a tearful farewell after the game at Aston Villa, Tomáš Rosický, Mathieu Flamini, Matheiu Debuchy and many more leaving the club this season, the Arsenal midfield is going to need a big reshaping in the transfer window this summer. There are also a lot of rumours about Olivier Giroud considering making his way out, due to him not having developed in the way Arsène Wenger would have wanted. This leaves room for a new striker to be bought in, who can help to bring up Arsenal’s number of goals throughout the next season. However, a £75m budget isn’t necessarily going to spread as far as the club might need it to, with the number of positions that are going to need replacing, although selling some of these players could give him some extra cash to spend.
In the Premier League, there is a large number of clubs that will have a lot of money to spend on buying in players this summer, as well as being able to afford the wages that these players demand. One of the biggest transfer budget problems that Arsène Wenger may have is the high competition coming from other clubs. With José Mourinho looking to take the job at Manchester United, Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Antonio Conte at Chelsea, all of these clubs are going to be looking at reshuffling and reshaping their clubs, which gives the players that Arsenal may be looking to target more options to look at when considering which club to join in the Premier League.
After finishing second in the Premier League this season, a big spend on a range of players to strengthen the squad could see Arsenal at the top of the Premier League and doing well in the Champions League too, however the club may have to be persuasive and budget their funds well in order to maximise their buying potential.