Ivan Gazidis hints Arsenal won’t spend big this summer

Ivan Gazidis, Chief Executive Officer of Arsenal FC during a talk called " The Ten Year Plan: Football 2022"

Arsenal have only made three signings so far in the transfer window.

Ivan Gazidis, Chief Executive Officer of Arsenal FC during a talk called " The Ten Year Plan: Football 2022"Ivan Gazidis, Chief Executive Officer of Arsenal FC during a talk called " The Ten Year Plan: Football 2022"

Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis has put a dent in any fans hopes of seeing big signings arrive this summer by hinting to ESPN they will be disciplined with their spending. 

The Gunners were expected to spend big this summer as they looked to bounce back from last season’s second placed finish.

That has not prove to be the case though, with just three new faces arriving at the club so far.

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka applauds the fans at the end of the gameSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka applauds the fans at the end of the game

Only Granit Xhaka can be considered a major signing among those, with Takuma Asano and Rob Holding both very much players for the future.

And Gazidis has now hinted that they may not be making any more big money signings in future, as they will look to adopt Leicester City’s approach of buying players such as N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez.

“We’re doing it [transfer business] by being very, very disciplined; spending money where we believe it makes a difference,” he told ESPN.

"Leicester identified players from the French second division, so maybe there's talent that we've been overlooking. "It wasn't built on money.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the standsArsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the stands

Gazidis’ comments will likely be worrying to Arsenal fans, who were keen to see their side spend this summer.

They principally wanted to see a big money striker arrive at the cub, with many believing that is the missing factor in the current squad.

They will also be watching how the rest of the Premier League are strengthening with big money signings and be hoping that Gazidis’ comments don’t prove to be true.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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