Arsenal Are Going Nowhere

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Fans grow concerned about transfer budget

According to Emmanuel Petit, Arsenal are not going anywhere if Unai Emery has been given the reported ยฃ60m transfer budget.

Unai Emery was just recently appointed as Arsenalโ€™s new manager on a four-year contract, but the Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is worried they are going to be left behind.

Arsenal fans including Petit are growing concerned about their prospects in terms of money on the table to add to their squad. It is claimed the Gunners want to reduce their financial outgoings after two windows of heavy spending. And Petit believes they arenโ€™t going to do anything bar struggle next season unless things change.

โ€œWhen I hear about the amount of money Emery has to spend, I canโ€™t believe it,โ€ said the Frenchman, according to the Standard. โ€œWhere are you going with ยฃ60m? Youโ€™re going nowhere.

โ€œWith that amount of money, you can put the best manager in the world on the sideline and the team wonโ€™t change much. There is quality at the club, but not to match the likes of Manchester City or Liverpool. They need to bring in top quality players.

โ€œI want to say to the board: โ€˜can you just stop bringing in young players for one year?โ€™ Weโ€™ve had enough of young players. The club is full of them. Itโ€™s been like this for 15 years now, we need something else.

โ€œWe need talented experienced players. We need big characters and big personalities. This is what has been missing. For me, ยฃ60m is ridiculous.โ€

Arsenal spent in excess of ยฃ100m bringing in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer and the January transfer window respectively last season.

So far this summer, they have been linked with Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos โ€“ thought to be valued at ยฃ16m โ€“ and Juventusโ€™ 34-year-old full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, who is set to be a free agent.ย Considering how much money the other sides around Arsenal are planning on spending this summer, thereโ€™s no wonder the fans are asking questions.

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