Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has to be one of the most prudent Premier League coaches in terms of managing the purse strings.
He has often mongered doom, and rightly so, about the state of the modern game with money being thrown around like nobody’s and fees becoming ridiculously inflated.
He’s obviously been financially constrained by the building of the stadium too, but we wonder whether the signing of Mesut Ozil for £40m last summer was a one off or the sign of things to come.
We’d love to see Arsenal do it again. They don’t need lots of players – just a quality few. And Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal seems like the perfect addition this summer. But with crazy prices already being quoted, and a bidding war set to ensue with so many interested parties, we would imagine that Arsene may ultimately look elsewhere for value.
But Arsenal do need a central midfielder who can remain disciplined and let the others get forward at will without leaving the back door open – someone who can keep things ticking along from a deeper position.
And perhaps a more realistic target for this role is the very underrated Morgan Schneiderlin. Having forced his way into the France squad and team at The World Cup the Frenchman seems to be fulfilling his fantastic promise.
At 24, he’s a really classy midfielder who’s technically brilliant, but plays the game with beautiful simplicity. We think that he would be an excellent addition to the ever swelling French contingent at Arsenal.
Bet Victor have Arsenal as favourites to sign the player this summer if he does leave his current club at the short odds of 11/10.
Having been linked to the club already we think that this one could well happen.
Let’s see the lad in acton. Arsenal fans: keen?