Do Arsenal Have the Money?
To answer a question with a question, does anybody know the answer to that?
On the penultimate evening of the summer transfer window, all the papers and requests were signed off for Arsenal to make their move for Thomas Partey. In the blink of an eye, it came to light the following morning and by nightfall, the Ghanaian had joined Arsenal.
In order to secure their man, the Kroenke’s sanctioned the deal.
Having spent the previous weeks toiling away with Lyon over the odd million here and there, Les Gones pulled the plug on Houssem Aouar‘s proposed move to north London since the Gunners didn’t cough up the acceptable amount. This being a fee that was less than what was eventually paid for Partey.
Is it as simple as the owners dipping into their pockets once more? Arteta has already worryingly stated his awareness of the ‘limitations’ facing his side next month both financially and in terms of the market.
As Ornstein states:
"“Szoboszlai is being considered by Arsenal as they look to enhance their creativity and goalscoring capabilities, but he is one of several options and it remains to be seen if they will enter the battle.”"
Several options are being considered, the bulk, if not all, one can assume would constitute a financially kinder outlay. In reality, who could come in for less than €25m and improve the squad’s creative dearth?
If Szoboszlai is being considered, and all the talk heavily suggests his name has been mentioned in all corners of the club, then the finance is there. There would be no use discussing the option if it was beyond their capabilities. Whether that is achieved by owner intervention or by balancing the books remains unknown.