According to Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal are now in a position to flex their muscles and compete financially with Europe’s elite in the transfer market.
The London clubs revenue stream, is slightly behind Chelsea and Manchester United, and its appears manager Arsene Wenger has a large transfer kitty behind him to sign the top class players the clubs fans are striving for.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, whose representatives have been in discussions with the London side regarding a move.
Another player linked to the Emirates, is Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, with Gazidis confirming in a recent interview:
“I don’t know what his fee would be.”
“I’m talking about an extra £70m of additional, high-margin revenue – so of course we could do that.”
Gazidis also talked about the long term approach for the club:
“It is going to be the players that Arsene believes in. He is pretty blind to price tags, he looks at what he sees with his eyes and makes judgements based on that, and not on reputations and prices.
“We have a certain amount which we’ve held in reserve and we also have new revenue streams coming on board. All of these things mean we can do some things which would excite you. We can think about all kinds of things.”
“This year we are beginning to see something we have been planning for some time, which is the escalation in our financial firepower,”
It will be an interesting summer for Arsenal, although it is clear that with so much movement in the top clubs managerial structure, that this is the time to pounce and once again compete for the Premier League title.