Arsene Wenger may be forced by the Arsenal board to spend bug this transfer period, despite the manager insisting that he doesn’t want to buy inflated players, according to Metro.
Wenger has always had a transfer policy that revolved around buying young players with the idea of the club profiting in mind. But after the club suffered its sixth season in a row without a trophy, the board are reportedly ready to force the French manager to make some big moves in the transfer period.
Arsenal have Gary Cahill and Christopher Samba on their radar, but both stars will cost at least £20 million, an amount which Wenger is not keen to spend.
But board members are reportedly upset that only Gervinho, and youngster Carl Jenkinson, have arrived when the squad needs a serious overhaul to challenge Manchester United and Chelsea.
Particularly with Cesc Fabregas set for an exit from the club, which is reportedly set to be worth £40 million, the board wants Arsenal to spend some serious money and particularly bolster their defence so they can challenge for trophies.
Major Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov in particular is said to be butting heads with Wenger over the budget being used for the summer.