Former Arsenal Vice-Chairman David Dein is convinced that Arsenal will spend big in the summer in an effort to end their eight year trophy drought.
The Sun report that Dein, who is one of Arsene Wenger’s must trusted allies in football, says that the Arsenal manager has come to terms with the fact that he needs to buy some readymade world class talent to help his promising youngsters to progress.
Arsenal have balanced the books for nearly a decade to keep up payments on their 60,000 capacity Emirates stadium. It is an expense no other club has but a fact that is rarely mentioned by the type of journalists who just want to criticise Arsenal for their trophy drought.
The stadium will be a valuable asset to the Gunners for many years to come and will help them compete for trophies in the future. However, in order to keep up the payments Arsenal have had to sell several star players including Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Alexander Song.
Need to identify the right talent
It is a group of players who would have surely won several trophies if Wenger had been able to keep them together along with the stars they have today.
Now Wenger is ready to bring in players of that calibre to help Arsenal become genuine contenders again. Dein said: “The fact is he has to strengthen the team and I know he will do that.
“He is one of the best managers in the world, he’s been coaching for 30 years and knows what he is doing. He knows what he wants and it’s just a question of identifying the right talent.”
It will be music to the ears of Arsenal fans but the club must follow through with the new recruitment policy if they are to have any chance of closing the gap between themselves and Manchester United which is currently 21 points with seven games still to play.