Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has said that he cannot wait to see manager Arsene Wenger splash the cash finally after he admitted recently that Arsenal do need to spend money in order to be competitive. Wenger has been extremely reluctant to spend money, despite media reports suggesting that he possesses a war chest in excess of £ 70 million at the start of every transfer window, in order to secure the financial future of the club. However, he has understood this season that the club may not be able to continue this for long due to the improvement of teams below them in the table.
A few seasons ago, Wenger would not have thought Tottenham would be competitors for Arsenal in the table, but this has been the case this time around. As a result, Wenger suggested that he may finally bring in several experienced players in the summer. This has also been done with the view of bringing the eight year wait for a trophy to an end. Wright, who played for Arsenal during their successful period under Arsene Wenger, has said that the fans should be excited at the prospect of players like Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani arriving at the club.
The club has been linked with these two players in recent months.
“I’m delighted as my only argument with Arsenal has been we’ve not replenished the squad with the kind of quality players required to challenge for the Premier League. I get a lot of people on Twitter saying that I’m constantly slating the club, but I don’t do that. However, I won’t sit by when I know what is expected in terms of winning something. You expect to win something at that club — the fans do, the players should do — and I think we’ve lost sight of that in the last eight years,” said Wright.