Liam Brady, Arsenal

Liam Brady is hoping that the Arsenal board will provide manager Arsene Wenger with cash to spend on new players this summer.

Director of Youth, Brady thinks that the club should back Wenger and provide him with funds to strengthen the squad in the off-season so the Gunners can start winning again.

Arsenal lost to their rivals Spurs on Sunday and are currently 5th in the league. If they fail to get into the top four they will not be playing Champions League football next season for the first time in 16 years.

Despite the pressure mounting on the Gunners boss, Brady assured that the majority of staff and fans are in full support of the manager, but thinks the board need to step in and provide resources, according to The Daily Mail.

“I hope that Arsene is given the resources to spend and have a go at putting us back where we were eight years ago,” the Arsenal legend said.

“I think he should be given that chance and from where I am in the club, I don’t think there’s any pressure on him – I think  the board are 100 per cent behind him.

“The majority of the fans are behind him, the staff are behind him and I think the board are behind him. So we wait to see  what the future brings.

“When you get beat by your neighbours it can get a lot of people talking, particularly people ringing up radio stations and  things like that. But I think we’ve got to keep it all in perspective.”

Brady has been involved with Arsenal’s youth team since 1996 and he retires next May after spending years playing and working for the club.

He believes that if FIFA apply the Financial Fair Play rules to the game in the coming year then Arsenal will be boosted into a stronger position.

“Now that we are in a very strong financial  position, I hope the financial fair play thing kicks in,” he added.

“There are a  lot of people saying it will never happen. So I think Platini and UEFA are under  the spotlight to see what they can do.

“If that kicks in and you’re only allowed  to spend what you make it’ll put us in an even stronger position.”

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