Arsenal fans must wake up every morning to scour the back pages of their favorite daily rag looking in vain to see who will be Arsene Wenger’s first signing this summer.
The Gunners faithful have been told that the Arsenal manager has £80 million available for players, but the Frenchman appears to be like the Disney character Donald Ducks rich uncle Scrooge McDuck who having worked so hard to acquire his wealth, Scrooge has become rather stingy and greedy; he loves his money more than anything in the world and seldom spends any more of it than he has to.
Getting Wenger to splash out some cash is hard when he treats the clubs money as if it were his own, and I know some of you might agree with him in this regard the truth of the matter is all the clubs that finished above Arsenal last season are going to spend big this summer, and if Wenger is not careful he is going to lose the players he has earmarked for Arsenal to another club that is not going to haggle as much over a players price.
Perhaps it is the fact that of the players Wenger has brought into the club with the exception of Santi Cazorla have on the whole been nothing but average, and in the case of Andrey Arshavin down right disappointing.
Take Everton’s Belgium international Marouane Fellaini who Wenger thinks is too expensive at Everton’s buy-out-clause of £24 million which Wenger will not pay leaving the 25-year-old to be signed by either Manchester United or Chelsea.
Next on the list is the Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain, with the Gunners having, made a bid in excess of £20 million for the player, and with Juventus having supposedly signed Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez the only thing that needs to be done is for Real Madrid and Arsenal to agree to a price.