I don’t know if Arsene Wenger is having us on or not, but the Frenchman reckons Arsenal COULD beat off the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City and splash out £80 million for Radamel Falcao, even if we don’t make the Champions League!
Several Arsenal fans, including myself, want Wenger to splash the cash this summer and get the team back to where they belong – challenging, and ultimately, winning trophies.
Wenger has been given at least £70 million to spend this summer to strengthen the side for next season’s campaign and it seems he will answer the fans’ calls, hinting that he would be willing to splash the cash.
When asked if he could buy Falcao, Wenger said:
‘We can do it.
‘If we find a player of top, top quality we will take him.’
Taking into account transfer fees (around £40 million) and wages (on a five-year deal or so), the Atletico Madrid man would cost us around £80 million. This to me sounds ludicrous, but Wenger says it is possible, even without the financial backing of the Champions League:
‘We are in a stronger situation where we can spend some money. I’m not reluctant to do so. First of all, we only had money recently.
‘Financially, we can live without the Champions League.’
In my opinion, the club needs to get rid of the deadwood, players like Sebastien Squillaci, Denilson and Andrey Arshavin in order to fund such proposed moves. Plus, loosen the wage budget in general.
We are financially in a stronger position than we were in the past. But can you guys honestly see Wenger signing superstars like Falcao? As much as I would like to see him bring in players of this calibre, I just can’t see it happening.
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