Today is a great day for Arsenal fans. We can finally relax after another tense season ended in the Gunners finishing in the Champions League (again) and above Tottenham (again). So we can happily taunt the spuds while looking forward to bigger and better things at the Emirates, can’t we?
The crippling debt is out of the way, so we are told, and Wenger will have a big transfer war chest to spend, so it is rumoured. So why have a got a small kernel of concern inside me? Arsene Wenger didn’t help in his post-match interview. He was asked about whether the club would now kick on and spend the money on the quality players needed to challenge for the title again and the Frenchman was a little less enthusiastic than he should have been.
“We need stability and to strengthen. Is it spending a lot on one player or buying many players?” said Wenger.
“We want additions but we want to keep the structure and spirit and quality of the team.
“Let’s not forget there are many clubs with big money and not enough talent to strengthen all the teams. But we will go out in a proactive way.”
That, to me, does not sound like a man who expects to be making some `top, top` signings this summer. However, Wenger is known for playing his cards extremely close to his chest, especially in transfer dealings. Hopefully he is just being cautious before announcing his acquisitions. But Kroenke and the board are tighter than a door seal on a submarine.
Maybe it is just me, maybe I am so used to disappointment in transfer windows that I am struggling to be optimistic. It is true that there will be lots of teams in the process of changing and rebuilding this summer and Wenger and his staff are going to have to work hard to achieve their targets. Will Arsenal really get the big players we need?