Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal are back in a position to compete with the biggest clubs to sign the best players.
with Wenger over the years being bullied in the transfer market by Financially stable clubs both in the English premiere League and also across Europe. But only recently, news broke that the Arsenal boss is reportedly due to be handed a 100 million Pounds summer Transfer kitty, and has been told by the Arsenal board to go for the best and splash the cash!
The Frenchman is set to take charge of his 1,000th match at Arsenal when they face Chelsea in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday in a crucial clash that may as well decide both teams title ambition.
When asked about the perceived split in success between the first and second halves of his reign, Wenger insisted there were mitigating factors.(Arsenal official website)
“When I one day look back I will certainly be very proud of what I have done [in the second half],” he said. “This was a trophyless period but a much more difficult and sensitive period, where it needed much more commitment and strength than in the first part of my stay here”.
“I went for a challenge that I knew would be difficult because we had to fight with clubs who lose £150 million per year and we had to make £30 million. On top of that we had to stand up with people telling us we had to beat them”.
“Look, if I ask you tomorrow to race with Usain Bolt and win the race, you’ll realise quickly it is difficult.
“I accepted to stay here a long time knowing that we had little chance to win the Premier League, but I think now we are in a position again where we can fight with other clubs to sign big players. I think we can be proud of the consistency of our achievement at the club.”
In the wake of this, it is certain that Arsenal and its well loving fans would see a transition of the club both on and off the pitch.
In my own opinion, i would love to see an Arsenal recruit team ready to go heads-on financially with other “big clubs” to sign a player that would benefit and add value to the current Arsenal squad.