Reports claim Arsenal have worryingly low summer transfer budget, Wenger has to sell

wengerwengerArsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are reacting shocked and angrily to reports they’ve been handed this afternoon, which suggest the club have major issues to overcome if they are to rebuild their lacklustre squad.

The London Evening Standard claims Arsenal’s transfer budget for the summer is just £54.1m and Arsene Wenger will have to sell if he is to have further funds to splash in the market.

Whilst that figure seems like a decent amount if you were to win the lottery, in the modern transfer window it’s not a lot- particularly with reports suggesting Arsenal are edging closer to spending £33m on Granit Xhaka, which would leave just £21m left from the reported budget.

Arsenal fans crave an elite striker and it would be incredibly difficult to capture that sort of player with the funds left available, although there is some scope for player sales this summer with the futures of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain under scrutiny.

However, the fans in the bar are keen for the squad to be improved and not just players to be replaced, otherwise they feel they’ll only experience the same problems next campaign.

Arsenal fans, how many signings do you need this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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