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Wenger Set For £70m Summer Spending Spree With Kroenke Due To Back Boss At Meeting Today

By on February 21, 2013

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As Arsenal fans argue over whether Arsene Wenger is the right man to take the club forward it seems there is no such debate within the corridors of the Emirates Stadium with reports claiming that the Frenchman will be backed by owner Stan Kroenke at today’s board meeting and handed a £70m summer transfer budget.

Kroenke attended Tuesday night’s disappointing 3-1 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich at the Emirates and the club have confirmed to the Daily Mail that he will meet with Wenger at the clubs monthly board meeting after training today when the American is expected to give his full backing to the boss and summer transfer plans are expected to be on the agenda.

The Mail claim Wenger has been left shocked by the gulf in class on show against Bayern and will use a reported £70m transfer budget to overhaul his squad in the summer with Stefan Jovetic, Pepe Reina, Mario Gotze, Victor Wanyama and Etienne Capoue all understood to be on the bosses shopping list.

However, missing out on Champions League football could see the transfer budget cut with the newspaper suggesting Wenger is drawing up a list of alternatives with chief scout Steve Rowley in case we fail to finish in the top four this season.

I think there can be no doubt the squad needs some serious work in the summer and I would welcome the names listed above to the club with open arms, with the possible exception of Pepe Reina who I don’t see as a huge step-up from Szczesny.

However, where are the defenders on that list? None of the reported ‘targets’ are defenders. Yes we need a new goalkeeper, and another striker, we’ve needed a defensive midfielder all season, and I’d love to see Gotze come to Arsenal, but sorting out the defence needs to be priority No.1 this summer.

Our back-line has been an embarrassment at times this season and while the addition of a new keeper and defensive-minded midfielder may help things, a new centre-back must surely be on the agenda as well this summer?

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The boss is facing a vital few months and failure to secure Champions League football next season would put unprecedented pressure on his shoulders. But if the board are going to back him regardless of our final league position and hand him a £70m transfer budget, Wenger better make sure he spends it wisely and fills the obvious holes in the squad with some top quality players, or I fear we’re in for more of the same next season.

Would you back Wenger? Who do you think he should sign in the summer? Get involved in the coments section below.

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23 Comments

  1. Clay

    February 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Wenger is still the best for Arsenal.He requires the backing of board to implement his plans for the gunners.However,he also need to realize everything has changed.We couldnt match the quality of Bayern.We need top quality players not average.

  2. The Cabbie

    February 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

    If this board told me Arsenal played in Red & White I would not believe them.
    Where were the two players that we were after in January, and don`t count Nacho

  3. Dan

    February 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    It’s all a load of rubbish. We should of spent 50/70 million every summer on top of the invincible squad and dominated club football for the next 20 years its would of been far cheaper then what we are now going to have to spend to get back to where we were… Idiots

  4. Dan

    February 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    It’s all a load of rubbish. We should of spent 50/70 million every summer on top of the invincible squad and dominated club football for the next 20 years its would of been far cheaper then what we are now going to have to spend to get back to where we were. How not to run a club

  5. jack

    February 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I don’t believe a word of it. It’s the same rubbish that gets leaked by the club every 6 months or so and no money ever gets spent without it being completely made back with a profit on the sale of players. The only good thing about Arsenal now is we have nobody worth selling left except for Wilshere.

  6. Gunner

    February 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Regarding defenders, the agent of Fernando Amorebieta has confirmed we are in talks with him about joining in the summer.

    Google it.

  7. Rapu Joseph

    February 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Rapu Joe, spending is not the issue but getting right players,also Wenger should gambling with the fan emotions.

  8. ogugua

    February 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Wenger will not leave,but i must warn him,”stop tooling with fans and ur career.

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  10. ogugua

    February 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

    You make arsenal players weak(under performance) because of your manner of teaching and make the fans hopeles.them say if she goat is shewing something her children will be looking at her mouth.we have the players to who epl but their corrupted by manager just as manager corrupted by board

  11. George Lyon

    February 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    We shouldnt forget what happen to Liverpool FC; why they are struggling to regain top four position. In order to have a solid team, we must ready to spend. What we need at the moment is fighting spirit; fight till the end dnt loss hope. Sorry to say this: checkout Man U.

  12. Custom Papers

    February 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Weakest Arsenal team in a long time…bad performance after another! We need a revolution!

  13. Cfc mgr

    February 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Wenga’s ideas r finishd. Arsenal shd pik a younga coach lyk landrup, siasia, simeone 2 sukcid.

  14. mcz

    February 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    no quality players will be brought in…..doesnt matter if wenger is given 500 million……he wont change his antics in the transfer mkt…..8 yrs of mediocrity and people still claim in wenger they trust (after one good game) huh!!! sux 2 be a gooner

  15. yinkami

    February 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    i hear diz every single window yet no money ever got spent, wat is just arsenal’s aim in futbol?

  16. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    yes we have heard all this before and the board back,ing wenger nothing new there
    big players big wages Arsenal under wenger wont go there we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 responsible players wanting to gel together all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    The arsenal team have to dig deep until the end of the season

  17. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    yes we have heard all this before and the board back,ing wenger nothing new there
    big players big wages Arsenal under wenger wont go there, we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 responsible players wanting to play together all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    The arsenal team have to dig deep until the end of the season if they want fourth spot

  18. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    yes we have heard all this before and the board back,ing wenger nothing new there
    big players big wages Arsenal ,mr wenger wont go there, we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night looked in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 leading responsible players comuncating with each other all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    The arsenal team have to dig deep until the end of the season if they want fourth spot

  19. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    70 million to spend we have heard all this before and the board back,ing wenger in the january window what did he do!!! nothing new there
    big players big wages Arsenal ,mr wenger wont go there, we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night looked in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 leading responsible players comuncating with each other all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    The arsenal team have to dig deep until the end of the season if they want fourth spot

  20. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    70 million to spend we have heard all this before and the board back,ing wenger in the january window what did he do!!! nothing new there
    big players big wages Arsenal ,mr wenger wont go there, we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night looked in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 leading responsible players comuncating with each other all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    This is not a good arsenal team at the moment their not gelling

  21. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    70 million to spend if we carry on playing like we have we are going to need 150 million to put things right Arsenal are a big club make no mistake but we are playing like a championship side, any way
    big players big wages Arsenal and,mr wenger wont go there, we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night looked in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 leading responsible players comuncating with each other all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    This is not a good arsenal team at the moment their not gelling

  22. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    70 million to spend if we carry on playing like we have we are going to need 150 million to put things right Arsenal are a big club make no mistake but we are playing like a championship side, any way
    big players big wages Arsenal and,mr wenger wont go there, we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night looked in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 leading responsible players comuncating with each other all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    This is not a good arsenal team at the moment their not gelling even mickey mouse can see that

  23. ken

    February 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    70 million to spend if we carry on playing like we have we are going to need 150 million to put things right Arsenal are a big club make no mistake but we are playing like a championship side, any way
    big players big wages Arsenal and,mr wenger wont go there, we where snatchimg and looked desperate on tuesday night looked in need of class, quality and technical ability flare and 11 leading responsible players comuncating with each other all lacking i dont no what wengers seeing but his beliefs are not showing on the pitch ,
    This is not a good arsenal team at the moment their not gelling even mickey mouse can see that

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