In a development that will warm the hearts of the Arsenal fans, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has said they are willing and ready to spend big this summer transfer window.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Lens in a test match on Friday, Wenger said they are willing to spend ‘big money’ if they find the right players.
“We are very active, and if we find the right candidates we will spend big money. We have already spent big,” Wenger told ESPN.
The Gunners have already spent big this summer, with the capture of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, and the fans are hoping he won’t be the last big money player to make his way to the Emirates this summer.
The Frenchman have spent huge sums of transfers recently, splashing the bucks for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in recent seasons, a clear departure from his usual frugal and shrewd way of doing business in the market.
They have also recently signed another player – Rob Holding – from Bolton Wanderers, albeit for a more modest £2.5m but Wenger is hinting that it won’t be the last piece of business for them this summer, which appear to be in contrast to the words of Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, who said earlier that they must not spend too much money as they now have a balanced squad.
”This approach, for us, gives us a very, very powerful balance because it’s not just about spending money but about how you spend your money and doing it wisely,” Gazidis told ESPN.
But Wenger has insisted they could still do some business before the end of the current transfer market.
“It’s not over. Today we are in July, and the transfer market finishes on the 31st of August. We know as well that a lot happens many times in the last week,’ Wenger said. ‘It’s a long time to go, but we are active. We are working.”