Wenger – Its OBVIOUS Arsenal have to make a profit!

Arsene Wenger caused a little stir last week by saying that he was tasked to make 15m-20m profit every season before he could consider delving into the transfer market, so he was asked to explain his comments in yesterday’s pre-match conference.

He didn’t sound very happy to point out the obvious, but explained that he was still paying off the stadium debt, so he couldn’t understand why a journalist was “surprised” at his comments.

Arsenal have £65million minimum war chest to spend in January

I know Arsenal fans are probably sick of hearing exactly how much Arsene Wenger COULD spend during each transfer window, and get frustrated that the Frenchman prefers to keep most of it in his back pocket and bring in a few youngsters!

But there is a report in today’s Mail that reckons that Wenger still has £40m left over from this summers dealings, never mind the outstanding surplus from previous years.

They also add that the Gunners are set to get a £25m windfall from the sale of some property around the Emirates Stadium as well, which will swell the coffers even more, but they don’t say why they think that will go straight into the transfer fund.