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Wenger Gets £200m War Chest



Arsene Wenger will reportedly be the man in charge of Arsenal when the club releases a hefty kitty for this summer’s transfer activity in other to revamp the team.
Plenty of fans have made it clear that they want the Frenchman to step down when his contract expires in the summer.
Protests have been held before matches, while supporters have unfurled banners calling for Wenger to go, but it is believed that the 67-year-old could sign a new two-year deal.
According to The Mirror, the North London outfit is expected to have around £200m to spend this summer, and half of that will come from selling a number of first-team players.
The report claims that Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas Perez and David Ospina could be among those heading out the Emirates exit gates.
In terms of incomings, Wenger reportedly wants a deep-lying midfielder, two wingers, two full-backs, a goalkeeper and a striker, with Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette being the main target for the forward role.
Crystal Palace wide-man Wilfried Zaha is a rumoured target of Arsenal’s, while Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney is also being eyed by the North London outfit, who are in danger of missing out on a Champions League place this season.
Arsenal currently sit sixth in the Premier League table, seven points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with eight games left to play

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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  1. Samson Adamolekun

    April 12, 2017 8:48pm at 8:48 pm

    Arsenal been one of the best team in London and of course in the footballworld have not been very impressive this season hence it is not surprising that fans are calling for Arsene Wenger sack, frankly speaking it could be very frustrating for the fans allover the world to see their club losing important games to other teams, last season they came very close to winning the premier league but due to lack of quality players they were edged out , honestly I could forsee a situation where loyal fans of Arsenal will boycott watching their matches or even switch allegiance to other winning team such as Chelsea who have been very consistent over the years because they have prolific strikers which Arsenal lack till date. Fans have their own say in the running of the club, it will be great if the money released for buying quality and dedicated players is religiously utilised this time which will be a radical departure from what has been happening that actually brought Arsenal to the level it is now.There is certainly need to restructure the team, do away with players that do not possess the required skills.

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