Arsenal were making quite a wave in English media earlier this week with a possibility of breaking the British Transfer record and sign Paul Pogba in a whopping £70 million deal. Arsenal fans looked quite pleased with the news but all the sky-high hope has come crashing down to earth.
As Telegraph earlier reported today that Arsene Wenger will be allowed a £50 million transfer budget for the summer to sign players which is needed to guarantee success for the club. It is assumed that Arsenal owners are running low on patience with the club failing to secure any major trophy in last 6 season amid last season’s FA Cup success.
Arsenal owners will release a £50 million war chest for Arsene Wenger but this time the Frenchman will have to guarantee success at Emirates or else his position at the football club could be in danger.
Arsenal broke their tradition and came out as one of the big spenders in the league by signing the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers in the summer and Gabriel Paulista in January
It was believed that Arsenal had Paul pogba on top of their transfer list but those hopes will be dashed as the Juventus player is valued at £70 million and Arsenal as it appears now will have only £50 million to spend in the summer.
Arsenal must make quality defenders their priority for the summer Transfer window as they have a gulf of creative players in their ranks but heavily short on key defenders who can keep Arsenal’s goal intact. Arsenal’s defensive woes were highlighted in the game against Monaco where Arsenal could not cope up with Monaco’s speed up front and aerial threats.
Arsenal will have £50 million to spend in the summer and the likes of Mats Hummels, Winston Reid, Ron Vlaar, Rapahel Varane and Loic Perin must be Arsenal’s top targets for the summer.