It has become a source of fascination/frustration for the red half of north London pretty much ever since they left Highbury; are the club's tight purse strings limiting their chances of silverware?

The Gunners have famously not won a trophy since 2005, meaning they haven't tasted success since they moved into their new home, the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger has constantly fallen back on the excuse that he is unable to compete financially with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, which is undoubtedly true - but are they reluctant to go into the market and chance their arm? and Are the Gunners just not doing enough in the transfer market even though they have the resources?

Some interesting new figures shed some light on this area for Arsenal and their rivals at the top of the table.

GMF has stumbled on a set of figures which show net spend (outlay minus the money that has been recouped) in the transfer market since 2006/07. Now you can see if your club really is a buying or selling club.

 

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