Arsene Wenger prepared to use Arsenal's transfer budget says Gazidis

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has confirmed that he is already deep in conversations with Arsene Wenger over transfer targets as they prepare to spend big this summer.

Gazidis has claimed that Wenger goes into the summer transfer window with no fear of spending Arsenal's entire budget and is ready to pay big money to secure the right players.

Keen to get business done as soon as possible, Gazidis confirmed that the club are already discussing potential transfer moves. Arsenal reportedly have a £100m warchest, and Gazidis is confident that the money will be spent wisely.

"Transfers are obviously important and we are deep in conversations already. I am confident we will add what we need this summer," Gazidis said in an Arsenal supporters' question and answer session.

"The manager is not scared to spend, has the experience, but as always will have to juggle a set budget.

"We are all really pleased with securing Champions League qualification again. Last season was a great experience for players to win the FA Cup and now we want more."

Arsenal fans have bemoaned Wenger's frugal spending for many years but the Frenchman bucked the trend last summer by smashing the club's transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

Similarly, fans have questioned Wenger's ability to take the club forward having only just ended a nine-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup in May. A growing number of fans were calling for Wenger to resign in season's gone by, but Gazidis believes Wenger, who recently signed a three-year contract, would be impossible to replace.

"Arsene is impossible to replace. He has given us the footballing philosophy we have now," Gazidis said. "Arsene's legacy is based on him wanting to take Arsenal to the next level, and everything he did and still does is for the future of the club."

Gazidis, who was speaking to fans, refused to be drawn on questions regarding Cesc Fabregas' proposed move to Chelsea and why Arsenal don't seem to be interested in competing for his signature.

Fabregas looks set to join up with Jose Mourinho is a €33m deal after Wenger reportedly told Barcelona and Fabregas that they would not take up the option to equal the offer.

Fabregas, who is still a cult figure at the Emirates Stadium, would be a welcome addition for fans but it seems Wenger's riches in midfield have prevented the former captain from making a famous return.

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