A lot has been said over the last few seasons about the clubs lack of ambition Arsenal seem to have in the transfer market these days and many were hoping that was going to change in last month’s window. But as fans expected that was not the case and the window was very quiet for Arsene Wenger.
And now the Arsenal Supporters Trust have shown their anger that the clubs unwillingness to do more business. They have claimed the lack of spending is allowing the club to decay and will damage its ‘long-term future’.
As quoted on the Metro website, the AST vented their frustration in an open letter which read: “The January transfer window is an opportunity for teams to strengthen for the future and provide a boost to the squad for the season run-in.
“Once again, despite poor league form by our own high standards, we see extremely limited activity by Arsenal, who have decided that there is just one player, at a price deemed acceptable, capable of strengthening the first team squad.
“The fact that there is money available for squad strengthening is not disputed. The AST’s independent analysis suggests that the amount is somewhere between £50m-£70m.”
This was not just an ordinary January transfer window for the club because the need to strengthen was there for the whole world to see.
Not adding in last month’s window is a massive gamble by the club and if it back-fires there will be consequences that could damage their hopes for Champions League football, and send Arsenal in the wrong direction.