Arsenal transfers: Wenger has funds to sign any player, says director
Arsenal director Lord Harris reveals the Gunners have £200m in the kitty after successfully navigating stadium costs
Arsene Wenger has the funds to bring any player in the world to Arsenal, according to one of the club’s directors.
The Gunners manager has spent just £11m in the summer transfer market after he signed Czech Republic international Petr Cech from Premier League champions Chelsea.
In the accounts, there’s over £200million in the bank
Arsenal have been linked with a £31m move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, whilst Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has emerged as a surprise target.
And Arsenal director Lord Harris revealed that Wenger isn’t subject to any spending restrictions after the north London side navigated a tough period following their move to The Emirates.
“Money was tight when we moved to the Emirates but it’s a lot freer now,” Lord Harris told the Daily Mail.
“We could go into the market and probably buy any player in the world, apart from half a dozen who are unbuyable. In the accounts, there’s over £200million in the bank. You could say to Arsene we’ve got no money and he wouldn’t worry, or you could give him £100m and he might not spend it.”
Wenger guided Arsenal to successive FA Cup crowns in May after a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley.
The Arsenal manager also led the Gunners to a third-place finish which booked their place in the Champions League for an 18th consecutive campaign.