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Arsene Wenger is expected to spend big this summer to strengthen his squad in a bid to win the Premier League title next season.
Ex Arsenal John Hartson believes the French tactician would spend up to £120m this summer in order to bring the Premier League title to the Emirates next year.
Wenger has been known for holding back in the transfer market with the French man failing to sign a single outfield player last summer but Hartson believes it will be different this time around.
‘They’ve just gone out and bought a good player in Xhaka,’ he exclusively told Metro.co.uk.
‘They needed a holding central midfielder and they’ve paid around £30m for him, which is the type of money the Arsenal fans want to see being spent on the best players.
‘I think Arsene Wenger will spend a lot of money this summer. I expect him to spend between £100m and £120m and I think they’ll have a real challenge next season.
‘He’s been holding that money back slightly and been a bit cautious to go and spend it.
‘But after finishing second behind Leicester, the fans will want the title next season and I think he’ll bring in some seriously good players this summer.’
‘They need a centre-forward and a centre-half,’ he added.
‘Arsene Wenger has to buy players who can take them forward and enhance the team.
‘They don’t necessarily come cheap but I genuinely feel Arsene Wenger will have a real good go next season and to do that he needs to spend big money.
Wenger has already declared his willingness to spend big this summer and despite completing the signing of Granit Xhaka last week, the club is said to be actively working on signing a centre defender and a centre forward.