Goonersden brings you news from top football news sites from the likes of ESPN, SkySport, Daily Mail, Daily Star and Metro… We also Analyse football, player, transfer and predict Arsenal starting line-up.
Arsenal could still do well by only spending £50m net if they axe some of the players Unai Emery has inherited from Arsene Wenger, according to Guillem Balague.
Fans had feared Arsenal may be hamstrung by their £50m budget given the cost of players in the modern game.
Balague reckons the north Londoners can still have a good summer by having a modest net spend if they sell off some of their current squad though.
“A £50m net spend could be a good figure if Arsenal are brave enough to get rid of some of the players they have, raise money that way, and bring new blood if that is what they feel they have to do. So we’ll see, they will have to be intelligent in the transfer market,” Balague told Sky Sports.
“They will have to put people there and Raul Sanllehi is still Mr Barcelona, he knows the market, knows people in the market and knows how to do good business. Emery won’t have to get involved in any of that but if you look at the squad, if they decide not to change it a lot, there is a lot of potential there.
“Players are better than they looked in the last two or three years, they just need to sharpen up and maybe a new voice and a new way of doing things which Emery is certainly going to add. He will be very meticulous and through in the way he does things.”