Why Arsene Wenger will have to break with transfer tradition

Jovetic Fiorentina

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will have to drop his traditional transfer policy if he wants to sign any of his priority targets this summer.

Arsenal have already been linked with several top quality players ahead of the summer and they all have something in common, none of them are on the cheap side.

Considering Arsenal have a cash reserve and considering they probably won’t finish in the top four this season, Wenger must drop his traditional transfer ways, which have seen him barely sign any players during his career over the £15 million mark.

Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina is one of the most contemporary examples, with Arsenal well in the mix to sign him according to the latest reports.

However, the same reports are quoting fees of between £20 million and £25 million, not something that Wenger likes to spend too often and if he refuses to do so, that will be another top target the club misses out on.

You will find plenty of Arsenal fans on the street, optimistic about what the summer could hold because of the cash in the bank but pessimistic because they just don’t expect Wenger to spend big money, regardless of its availability.

Victor Wanyama of Celtic is another named which has popped up over the last couple of weeks. He’s a midfield hard man who could add protection to the back four and release more creative players to flood forward.

Considering that Manchester United are heavily linked with him, it’s doubtful, considering his history, that Wenger will allow him or the club to be drawn into a bidding war.

Another top target goes to a rival and Arsenal miss out again before the new season has even started.

It’s not just these players, it’s any star that Arsenal are linked with who would warrant a move to other top European clubs, Considering the importance of Arsenal bring in certain players in certain positions, they cannot play games any more.

If Arsenal do not finish third or fourth, they will have to spend big because they won’t have Champions League football to fall back on. They will need to spend big because no top target will join them over another side with that standard of European football.

Therefore, Arsenal must try and think outside the box over what it will take to get certain targets to consider them over other teams.

Wenger has the resources and it’s very much time for him to use them.

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