In this day and age, if a football club do not spend big in the transfer window, particularly in the summer, then they are going to get left behind by their competitors.
Arsenal have splashed the cash on hefty transfer fees in the past, but reports have emerged claiming that the North London outfit will have little to spend in the coming months.
According to The Telegraph, Arsenal will have a budget of around £50m for new signings due to the fact that they have handed over three bumper contracts to players and broke the club transfer record twice in the past year.
Given that the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are likely to spend well in excess of that amount, it has left some Arsenal fans worried.
Although, others believe that reports of this nature prove that there is a media agenda against the Gunners.
This from the media that knew nothing of his departure on Friday? 😂😂😂 Now suddenly have all the inside information
— BLT (@NaflanesrA) April 23, 2018
Impossible. No way that can be true. The money that was spent on the strikers was mostly returned back from players going out (i.e Walcott, Coquelin, Giroud). There's absolutely no way that there's not more than 50m in the bank. No way.
— Frosty (@AFCFrost) April 23, 2018
Lmao, and people still think Arsene Wenger was allowed to spend money
— kidus michael (@kidus_michael) April 23, 2018
I believe this. Now people will see exactly what Wenger has had to do with a tightwad like Stan Kroenke. If we win Europa League, budget might be more, but if not, I’d bet we have to sell to buy.
— XhakaBrah (@samiam_21) April 23, 2018
Telegraph: Wenger will see it out his 2 year contract.
Wenger: I'm leaving in the summer.
Telegraph: The new manager has £50m to spend in the summer.
— Sanj Modha (@smodha) April 23, 2018
Click bait, i understand you have to do your job….but this is rubish. Thanks for a try
— A.R.S.E.N.A.L 10 (@ARSENAL1010) April 23, 2018
We will be getting that just from a new kit sponsor, we wouldn't employ staff just for signings if we didn't have money to spend, great journalism again, still some fans fall for it even tho its been proven no one has a clue what is ever happening behind the scenes
— gooner Randall (@ianrandall7) April 24, 2018
Even if this was true. We don't immediately need new players. We need a serious change: in attitude in the dressing room; organisation; and work rate off the ball.
— Frederick, M'Baku's Sparring Partner™ (@PeacefulRulerX) April 24, 2018
Arsenal will have a new manager at the helm next season following Arsene Wenger’s resignation, but it seems like whoever takes the job will have to work with what he already has in the playing squad, unless money is made from sales.