Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger explained at his press conference ahead of the Sunderland game that he’s not bothered about imminent changes to the Financial Fair Play regulations.
UEFA president Michel Platini has admitted, as covered by the BBC, that restrictions over top flight clubs around Europe are likely to be eased this summer.
The news means that a club in Arsenal’s position, with good resources to back themselves up, could realistically spend a higher quantity of money on new players, but Wenger insists that the approach of his team won’t change.
“I don’t bid for anyone at the moment, but in the summer we will bid for people, yes – It will not harm us because we only spend the money we have - FFP had a positive influence on some aspects of our job but it was never completely in place,” he said.
Arsenal are in a healthy financial position, but it’s encouraging that the boss doesn’t want to take any risks which could leave the club suffering in the form of penalties and fines, which set them back.
Wenger has always maintained that his approach to the transfer market will be a consistent one; if a player is available in a key position and he’ll improve the squad Arsenal already have, he’ll look at signing that player.
Arsenal have shown in the last two summers that they are capable of spending big to sign some very good players, with the cash they receive from selling stars backed up by the finances the club generates in the form of commercial and corporate sources.
It’s business as usual as far as the Frenchman is concerned.