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Arsenal board reveal transfer plan and send warning to Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil over contracts

The Gunners have a clear vision for how they will navigate the transfer market (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal chiefs Vinai Venkatesham and Raul Sanllehi have outlined the need for the club to be ‘efficient’ in the transfer market and say they will not allow a repeat of the Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey sagas.


The north London club are believed to have a limited transfer budget available this summer, with Unai Emery to be handed a kitty of just £40million if he fails to qualify for the Champions League.


Managing director Venkatesham has hinted that the club will need to be creative in the market and will rely on last summer’s signings continuing to improve, though any profit from player sales will be reinvested.


Venkatesham and head of football Sanllehi sat down for an in-depth chat (Picture: Arsenal Media)

‘We need to continue to look at our wage bill. We’ve got, and it’s well known, a large wage bill – that’s a good thing. That demonstrates the financial power and the financial muscle of Arsenal, which is important for us to be successful,’ he told Arsenal’s official website.


‘But we need to make sure we are spending that money as efficiently as possible, and we are spending a lot of time focusing on that.


‘Of course we need to be sensible and we need to be efficient in the transfer window. We need to sign excellent players, we need to make sure those players can make a real contribution.


‘And if I look back to the last transfer window, with Bernd Leno, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Papa Sokratis and others, we think we bring in players that can make a really big impact. And we believe that those players, and many more, can make a bigger impact next season.


‘We need to be sure that when we are selling players we are maximising the funds that we can get when we sell players, because all of those funds just get reinvested back into the team.’


Arsenal missed out on transfer fees for both Sanchez when he joined Manchester United over a year ago and Ramsey when he signed for Juventus as a free agent, with the Welshman moving to Turin once his contract has expired at the end of June.


Aubameyang only has two years left on his current contract with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Venkatesham says the club must do more to avoid those situations in the future and has given a clear ultimatum to players with two years left on their deals – such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil – that they either renew of they will be sold.


He continued: ‘We need to make sure we are really disciplined. A good example of that is senior players that aren’t towards the end of their careers, we need to make sure that those players, when they’ve got two years left on their contract, we’re making the difficult decisions.


‘We’re either renewing those players’ contracts, or we’re selling those players. So we’re going to have to be brave with those decisions along the way, because we can’t be in a situation where we are allowing players to walk out the door for free unless they are coming towards the end of their career.’


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2 comments:

  1. Bug we need more moneyto e smart in the market unless you are sending Emery to sign average players that cant even play the football exlcted of them thats wuy we a spending the 16 years without having premief league and champions league because players who win these trophies require some good sum to get

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  2. The challenges faced by our football professor mr Arsene are most likely to be faced by Unai bse the club doesn't want in players of substance.pliz style up what can 40 million do

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