Arsenal have been for long accused of not spending enough in the transfer market but the excuse had been the paucity of funds owing to the switch from Highbury to the Emirates but it seems the financial cloud over the Gunners have been brightened. Arsenal flexed their newly found muscles in the summer transfer window when they failed with a big money move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez but succeeded with a big money swoop for German and former Real Madrid’s playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Wenger didn’t buy in the winter window but he is expected to spend big in the summer and there has been reports of the Frenchman having at least 1£00m available as summer warchest. To this end, it seems the Gunners have got the man that would help Wenger put the money to judicious use.
According to the mirror, Arsenal appointed former Tottenham scouting chief Ian Broomfield “to spearhead a massive summer spending spree.”
Ian Broomfield worked with Redknapp at Tottenham and QPR but has now left the former Spurs boss to team up with Wenger at the Emirates. The obviously elated Bloomfield had this to say about his switch,
“The opportunity to work for Arsene Wenger at one of Europe’s top clubs, like Arsenal, was too good to turn down.
“I appreciated my time at QPR with Harry, but this is an exciting challenge which I’m looking forward to.”
Interesting development and since he is a transfer specialist, is the move for him an indication that Wenger is ready to spend big in the summer? Wenger and Redknapp are two different personalities, while the Englishman likes spending money when the opportunity presents itself, Wenger is always coy to do that. While at Spurs with Redknapp, the Englishman didn’t bring in any superb player but that could be down to Spurs poor scouting network. At Arsenal, he should have more options as the Gunners’ scouting system is far more effective.
I am not a fan of big spending, rather I want effective spending. Name doesn’t play football, talent and zeal do. Let Wenger give us players that are have the talent and are ready to work their socks off for Arsenal to succeed.