Arsene Wenger has once again confirmed that he will be prepared to spend big money on a player should there be a necessity.
Arsenal have been linked with a number of forwards during the summer, but they have failed to make any major significance signings so far. There is growing concern amongst Arsenal fans with the season upon them. Arsenal were thought to be very close to securing Jamie Vardy for around £ 20 million from champions Leicester City. However, Vardy chose to stay at Leicester by signing a new four-year contract. Following this major blow, Arsenal shifted their attention towards Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette.
Negotiations have been going on for several weeks and it now looks highly unlikely that the club will be able to sign him since Lyon are unwilling to sell at Arsenal’s asking price. In contrast, Arsenal have given a take or leave offer to the French club. Even though performances in the pre-season friendly games have been extremely good, Arsenal fans feared that the upcoming 2016-17 season will be a repeat of the club’s performances in the last decade whereby they have not been consistent over the course of the season to create any major impact in the table.
Wenger has steadfastly stood by his principle of not paying over the odds and being bullied around by other clubs. “It’s not the prices, it’s the players. The money is never a problem if you have to pay what is requested. The price of a player is down to four ingredients; one is the talent, two is his age, three is how much you expect him to improve your team, and four is his resale value.If he ticks all four boxes then the price is not that important. You have to find the player,” said Wenger.