Almost did the double - Gazidis drops big hint over Arsenal spending spree

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has dropped a big hint over a spending spree this summer.

Arsenal's FA Cup win is expected to be the catalyst in them kicking onto win further trophies in coming seasons, but they will not be able to do it without investment.

The man charged with overseeing their financial planning is chief executive Ivan Gazidis, whose own position at the club is on firmer ground than it was 12 months ago, having delivered record signing Mesut Ozil and now a trophy in the cabinet too.

Gazidis believed Arsenal are unlucky not to be two trophies this season, telling his belief the club were not too far off winning the Premier League.

He admits this dalliance with success has inspired him, and hints that investment in players is in the pipeline:

"You come out and think we were seven points away from winning the double and that gives you encouragement to move forward and make the improvements we have to make.

"We know we're still a work in progress but this is a big step, a big platform and we can build on this, and we will."

The CEO appears to realise that he has a big responsibility in making Arsenal better, having seen what the effect of a big name signing can do.

Mesut Ozil's signing galvanised the club, management and supporters, and even though the German faded over the latter half of the season, his presence alone scares teams and makes them uneasy.

More signings of the calibre of the £42 million German international, and Arsenal could well end up winning the Premier League next season.

Gazidis talking that he is 'encouraged' to make such improvements bodes well for an intriguing summer at the club.

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