It simply has to be a big summer for the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern, who are yet to fully agree on whether or not Arsene Wenger’s recently signed contract is a good thing for the club or not.
One of the most divisive figures in football right now, even winning the FA Cup hasn’t seen Le Prof appease every resident Gooner propping up our bar just yet. Indeed, the Frenchman desperately needs a convincing campaign in order to prove his worth once again.
So, a story from Bleacher Report has at least given our Gunners a reason to be optimistic. Within their comprehensive look at Arsenal’s potential summer transfer activity, they reveal Wenger has held talks with chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
While that’s fairly standard, the outcome of those talks is said to have led the Frenchman into looking for star quality over the course of the summer. Though Arsenal are undoubtedly one of the biggest clubs in Europe, the fans who frequent our venue in their droves have been frustrated by the fact they don’t often truly compete for the biggest talents in the game.
Indeed, Wenger is believed to realise the over-reliance on the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil and is reportedly ready to devote his apparent £100m budget towards the signing of ‘game changers’.
As long as they keep stars such as Ozil and Sanchez, our north London locals are ready to forgive and forget the previous failings of this regime, should they land big name targets this summer.