NAsri Leaves As Wenger Ponders Transfer Swoops
Nasri leaves for £24M, to add to the departures of Cesc £35M, Eboue £4M and Clichy £7M. That is £70M so far, with Bendtner (£9M), Arshavin (£7M) , Squillaci (£1M) and Almunia (Free) to follow. Arsene’s total sales could generate nearly £87M. Yes Arsenal fans look at that number £87M generated through sales this summer. In addition Arsenal’s coffers have been increased by the Asia Tour and the Emirates Cup to the tune of £6M, in addition to the lucrative sponsorship deals concluded with Indesit, Carlsberg, O2, Citreon and Betsson this summer. The money does not stop there, Arsenal sold the Queensland Road development for £25M, and the sales of the remaining flats at Highbury Square continue to bring in revenue to the club.
As mentioned several times before, Arsenal had a cash balance of over £100M in November, with the second half of the season likely to add to that mountain of cash.
Arsenal FC is awash with cash. The UEFA Financial Fair Play rules will not prevent us or any other big club from playing in Europe, this is a smokescreen put up be Wenger and the board, UEFA will not prevent Manchester City from competing in Europe that is a fact and time will prove me correct.
The recent departures and proposed departures have also reduced our weekly wage bill by over £450K a week.
Our new additions have come at a total outlay of £19M and total wages of no more than £120K a week.
Arsene is now set for what should be a massive spending spree, he has the transfer cash and the wages to entice Scott Dann, Christopher Samba, Mikel Arteta and Mauro Zarate, these four players will cost us a total of £46M but will re-invigorate the squad, they will refresh the squad and add the extra spark that has been missing.
It appears that Wenger and the board are waiting to see what happens tomorrow in Italy, but regardless of the result Arsenal need to strengthen and this needs to start on Thursday morning.
Posted on August 23, 2011, in Arsenal News, Transfers and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Transfer, Arsenal Transfer Rumours, Arsenal Transfers, Arteta, Dann, Samba, Samir Nasri, Summer Transfer News. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.