Arsene Wenger has bemoaned transfers and the fact that no matter who you sign or how much you spend, it’s never enough.
Wenger has come under fire again due to his lack of spending this transfer window. Although we signed Granit Xhaka early on and most recently Rob Holding, we’re still in need of a striker and at least one more defender, which the boss has confirmed we’re after.
However, he described the contracts in football today as ‘scary’ and insinuated that Arsenal can’t keep up with the other clubs’ spending.
“I personally believe that no matter what you do, it’s never enough,” he said after our 2-1 win over the MLS All-Stars.
“In the Premier League, every club is hugely ambitious. With the cheques that everybody signs, it’s quite scary. But I believe we know what we have to do.”
Football deals nowadays are scarily huge – I agree – but his comments that sound as if they’re about us not being able to keep up with our rivals’ ambition are worrying. This is what we spent a decade building up to – we do have the money. Okay, maybe we’re not as high-flying with our sponsorship deals as Manchester United and we don’t have a sugar daddy like Manchester City or Chelsea but we’re still up there. We just need to prove it.