Arsenal, ready to spend enough on the right player
Arsene Wenger is planning to spend enough money before the end of this transfer window, but only if he can find the right player.
The Gunners have only brought in one major player so far this summer by signing Granit Xhaka in a deal worth around £30 million, and Wenger is still eager for that elusive top-quality striker to strengthen his attack.
But while Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis told reporters in an interview that the transfer window should not be seen as biggest key to the club's success, Wenger reassured fans that he is still looking to bring in reinforcements.
"I am sure my chief executive didn't want to make worse the expectations on that front," Wenger said after Arsenal's 1-1 draw at RC Lens in a preseason game on Friday. "We are very active, and if we find the right candidates we will spend big money. We have already spent big."
keep aside Xhaka, Arsenal have also signed two promising young players which includes Japan striker Takuma Asano and English defender Rob Holding, whose transfer from Bolton was completed on Friday.
Wenger has been linked with a handful of top strikers in this transfer window -- including Gonzalo Higuain, Alexandre Lacazette and Mauro Icardi -- but said he would not discuss any names he's interested in.
However the Frenchman, who has become known for making late deals in the window, hinted that the club's dealings could drag out into August this time as well.
"We are not done yet. Now we are in July, and the transfer market finishes on the 31st of August. We know as well that a lot happens many times in the last week," Wenger said. "It's a long time to go, but we are active. We are working."