Posted on Wednesday, 16th January 2013 by Tony Merakli
According to several reports, Arsene Wenger is finally ready to spend big – yes you read correctly, big! And says the club are in the market this month to bolster and strengthen the current squad. But haven’t we heard this all before?
The Frenchman said:
‘My plan is to keep all of the players we have and then to add maybe, if possible, two new players to the squad. We will spend big (again) because we had restricted finances because we had built the stadium and had to pay that back.
‘You look at any club who has done that, and they have gone down (in performance).
‘We stayed at the top level, yes without winning the Premier League, but we were always at the top level. Now we have come out in a much stronger position financial again, so we can spend.
‘But our way is a bit like Barcelona as well, to produce the core of the team from inside and add from outside the players who give really a plus.’
This is indeed great news to hear as an Arsenal fan. The stadium is finally paid off and funds, as we knew before the New Year turned, were available (about £70 millions worth, according to Ivan Gazidis).
However, will Wenger actually do as he promised and spend big?
Can you honestly see Le Boss splashing out big bucks for a player? Or is he once again having us on and just sign mediocre players or none at all?
To be honest, I can’t see Mr. Wenger spend ‘big’ – it’s not in his nature too. Even if the board have given him a substantial warchest to utilize, why hasn’t he done it already, or in the past even?
We definitely need some new blood to come in this month, preferably a holding midfielder, and of course he has to be a top player, one that would suit our style of play.
Hopefully Wenger stays true to his word, spends big, and acquires the necessities over the next 15 days. If he doesn’t then he’s played us all for fools like he always does during the transfer window periods.
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