Arsene Wenger Successor to Have Limited Summer Transfer Budget

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We don’t know who will succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal yet, but whoever that successor is, he will not have a massive summer transfer war chest to work with. Arsenal is a team that is very strong in attack, but also has some weaknesses almost everywhere else. Rebuilding this likely to finish in sixth place side will be a tremendous task for whoever is granted the opportunity (here’s our list of potential candidates).

According to an article in The Telegraph today, that rebuilding project will have to be conducted on a tighter than expected budget. They will have to be financially creative.

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The publication writes that the new boss at the Emirates will have to work with a “restricted summer budget of around £50?million following two club-record transfers and three major new contracts in the last 12 months.”

“Unlike new managers over recent seasons at the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal’s new appointment will not be able to transform the squad with a large spending spree without first making big-money sales himself.”

Arsenal are in need of new center backs and a holding midfielder, but apparently the new manager will have to make a major sale or two before they dip into the acquisitions market. The north London side gave a massive raise to Mesut Ozil, and they broke the club transfer fee record twice over the past year (Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang).

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The article goes on to mention former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as a current front-runner to replace Wenger, with Max Allegri, Joachim Low and Leonardo Jardim contenders as well.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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  1. Arsenal have lost many players lately without replacing them. The current squad is very week specially at the back and defensive midfield . Arsenal and according to the latest data are among the top richest five clubs in Europe, so who is suggesting that a new manager who is supposed to rebuild the team and the squad and Arsenal image after Wenger should be given all the money that can help him to do a very tough job successfully .

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