Ray Parlour suggests negative impact of Arsenal director's comments on club's finances

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Former Arsenal man Ray Parlour suggested the club will be negatively impacted after director Lord Harris boasted about the club's finances.

Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour told talkSPORT that he feels Lord Harris’ recent comments about the club’s finances will have a negative impact on the football club.

The Daily Telegraph recently reported Lord Harris’, an Arsenal director, comments where he suggested that the club have £200 million in the bank, which they could use to target new players.

Arsenal have already wrapped up a good deal for Petr Cech and Parlour is wary of how the Gunners will be treated by selling clubs if they now look to sign more players before the close of the transfer window.

“I don’t think Arsene Wenger will be too happy with it because that should be confidential what you’ve got – If you’re going to target players, they might go up another three, four or five million now,” he told talkSPORT.

Arsenal have always been in good financial shape

Over recent seasons, Arsenal have always been in good financial shape so not too much should really change in terms of the way they are viewed in the transfer market.

The next few weeks are important for any club in terms of the transfer window, because the closer the deadline becomes, the more power selling clubs have.

With time running out, selling clubs can demand higher fees and put the pressure back onto the buying clubs.

Wenger’s transfer policy

Arsene Wenger has proven that he’s willing to spend big cash over the last couple of seasons with moves for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and if the right player is there and available, Wenger will go after him.

The strength of the club’s finances certainly won’t impact the way he goes about his business and the club has already backed him.

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