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Arsenal Planning £45m Summer Spending Spree

Arsenal are apparently looking to bolster their squad with a host of new names, and have apparently be given a £45 million war-chest. So will it happen in the summer?

Well, according to Caughtoffside, Arsenal are reportedly going to spend big in the summer (for once). Apparently, Stan Kroenke is another ‘Abramovic’ and is seemingly intent on spending money to improve the Arsenal squad for the better.

Kroenke has a stake of over 60% in Arsenal, but most fans are still a bit skeptical over his takeover and the actual funding that will be provided by him, but the signs look positive as he has made every indication of spending big on talent in the summer, whilst expanding their illustrious academy at the same time.

There are three targets high in priority in Arsene Wenger’s shopping list for the coming summer transfer window, them being goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Jan Vertonghen and Real Madrid man Karim Benzema. Will they happen in the summer? We’ll just have to wait and see, but it looks promising for the Gunners fans.

Submitted by Two Liverpool Fans



  1. vinny

    April 15, 2011 at 9:39 am

    What a pointless story with the author just making stuff up.

  2. The BearMan

    April 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Arsenal needs to find another Tony A, Patrick V, Dennis B, T Henry, plus a class goal keeper. Now these players are available, but Arsene must not wait until the eleventh hour hoping on a bargin. The benefit of having such players alongside Szczesny, Cesc, Wilshire, Walcott, RvP, the Verm, Ramsey, Sagna, Gibbs and a few others will be enormous.

    Even the youngsters and reserves would not have to look eslewhere to find inspiration and examples.

    Urgent actions:
    1) The balance in the current squad is not correct. Major pruning needs to be done. 2) Changes has to be made to the coaching programme. 3) Players in the reserves have to be prepared to step up at any moment in case of a few injuries. They must be challenging for first team places, from day one. 4) The role of the deputy manager has to be defined. 5) The role of the deputy manager has to be made clearer. They must be more pro-active.

  3. karis

    April 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Get rid of Arsene Wenger and then spend. As long as he is around, Stan can keep his money in the bank.

  4. WengersGuideDog

    April 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Sorry, but where is the news? this is just simple specualtion or in other words, made up rubbish.

    Can anyone please tell me how Kroenke is seen as another Abramovic?? When has he made any form of hint that he will be spending big this summer?

    And to top it off, we dont need another keeper.

  5. don maclean

    April 15, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Caughtoffside are always the funniest footie site as they just make stuff up.

    Expect caughtoffside to run stories in the near future about Phillipe Melo coming to Arsenal in exchange for Denilson, Hazard, Mertesacker, and Reina all on the way, plus Oxlade Chamberlain.

    They’ll probably run something about Arshavin on his way to Chelsea.

    Good way to make a living, don’t do any acutual research just make stuff up that seems plausible.

  6. Kyle

    April 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

    With wenger in charge, none of these signings will happen. We don’t need a top class keeper with Szczesny and we won’t buy another centre back unless someone leaves which I can’t see at all. I can see denilson and Bendtner leaving and that’s it so another midfielder and forward of better quality to come in. They will be unknowns though as thats what wenger does.

  7. stu

    April 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

    to get those 3 we will have to spend over £60 million

  8. realistic tony

    April 15, 2011 at 11:04 am

    The sale of cesc (if he goes) should be put into the equation…so that could be 90 million couldnt it.
    Wenger wont want 90 million as he will find hinself under pressure to buy quality with big money….a combination he has so far shyed away from. Whilst he is getting freebies and cheapos from the french league he cant lose face as if they fail he will claim they cost peanuts, and if they succeed then hes a genius.
    Wenger should go and make way for a manager that will spend wisely on quality players.

  9. The BearMan

    April 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I have already listed what we have to find. What we next have to do is list all the players that will be available in each position and their price tags / Strengths / Weaknesses / achievements / skills / cordination / height / ability on the ball /ability reading the game/ progress in recent years / time spent in treatment table / team player/ individuality a process of illimination / value for money.

    Finally ask: What value would this individual make to the current squad.

  10. Akalazu chidiebere Arsenal

    April 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    the only problem with Arsenal is wenger lol he need to be sack

  11. Fred Up

    April 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Total boll**ks.

    Caught Offside are THE worst for football stories.

    The things they come out with is outrageous and almost offensive in the way they just spew out complete rubbish.

    Kroenke is actually THE OPPOSITE of Abramovich and I’ll be suprised if we even make ONE recognised world class signing.

  12. Tony

    April 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    more transfer rubbish written about arsenal….. why would madrid sell benzema and for how much…….. wakey wakey author………. tell us something we don’t know instead of a pile of tripe

  13. karis

    April 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Whether the stories are true or not, Wenger needs to be fired.

  14. Mijo

    April 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    The only problem behind arsenal trophless is arsene wenger..who told you that he will sign classic players?..this news are all bulshit and fucking news..Asene winger will not sign classic players and we will always go trophless if we did not do something about and have a meeting with arsene…He should buy or leave…..i will like to see a great goal keeper,great defenders,great winger such us hazard and a good finisher such as lukaku

  15. Edmond Dantes

    April 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    You gotta be mental to use “caught offside” as a source. “caught offside” is rubbish and the players that they link to Arsenal will not join. So from that respect, at least we know who to rule out.

  16. skwam

    April 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    pointless article…..wenger continues to say he will stick to the clubs philosophy of developing their own talent and living within the clubs means etc, waste of ciber space

  17. Dom

    April 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Karis needs to find a job and stop smoking the wackybacky and masterbating all day.

  18. Goona

    April 15, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Nothing will change next season same old Arsenal money in the bank ball not in the net……Yawn!!!zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • DAF

      April 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      “…same old Arsenal money in the bank ball not in the net……”

      You muppet. We have the 2nd highest strike rate and GD in the Premiership.

      Please, do us real fans a favour and go support Chelski or Citeh. Please. Please.

  19. Bob

    April 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Yeah… new house, new car but sure as hell he ain’t going to buy players.

  20. sha la la la lee

    April 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    fucking, we don’t even need any of those playerson that list. Vertonghen could be useful but…

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