Will Arsenal Spend Big Money This Season

Arsenal FC Excluisive

Since his appointment as Arsenal manager in 1996, it did not take long for Wenger to prove his worth winning trophies in his first two seasons.

His greatest achievement occurred in the 2003 -2004 season when Arsenal won the Premier League after an unbeaten 38 match streak. A situation that had not happened previously in Premier League history with a repeat performance unlikely in the the near future.

Arsene Wenger is well known as a manager who likes to buy young players and develop talent. In 2000 Arsenal planned to build a new stadium with a 60,000 capacity and despite the project being initially delayed by rising costs and red tape; in July 2006 the stadium was completed, with a capacity of 60432, just perfect for the subsequent Premier League seasons. The stadium cost Arsenal £390 million and was named The Emirates Stadium after the airline company who is their sponsor.

Arsenal are one of the greatest teams in England, often finishing in the top for position which afforded the benefit of competing in the Champions League on a regular basis.

Last season Arsenal finished second, 10 points behind Leicester City who produced one of the biggest surprises in football history by winning the Premier League despite starting the season as relegation favorites at the start of the season.

Arsenal qualified for the The Champions League again but the fans are not entirely happy with the lack of trophies. They want the Premiership title back at The Emirates.

Wenger has made one notable acquisition in the summer transfer window so far, Granit Xhaka, from the German team Borussia Mönchengladbach for around £30 million but if Arsenal want to win a trophy this season they must acquire some additional players to cope with the defensive crisis at the moment.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with Shkodran Mustafi a German defender who would definitely add quality and safety at the back. Latest rumors suggest that Wenger is ready to pay the release clause  of £42.5 million, however certain internet whispers claim Chelsea are also interested on the player.

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez (Algerian) is another target for The Gunners.

Higuain and Wilfried Bony were also linked early on but as always Arsenal are often linked with many players that end up playing elsewhere. Bony scored 34 goals in 56 games for Swansea before moving to City.

It remains to see how much Wenger is willing to spend in order to achieve the ambitions that the fans clearly want to see – replicating the season form of 2003 – 2004, “The Invincibles Era”

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