Former Arsenal striker, Kevin Campbell, has urged the club to look at how they do their transfer business in order to maximise their budget.
The Gunners have fallen behind some of the giants of English football in terms of their overall spending power. Despite splashing out on the likes of Thomas Partey in the summer, their outlay pales in comparison to that of the likes of Man City and Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta is expected to seek more new signings in the summer. A number of players could leave as well, as the Spaniard continues to overhaul things at The Emirates.
And speaking to Darren Fletcher on BBC Five Live Sport, Campbell backed Fletcher’s claims that Arsenal need to look at getting players in who were struggling elsewhere, like they did with Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
“100% Fletch. Listen, when you’re in a position where you don’t have pots of cash, you have to do it a different way,” Campbell said.
“Look, there are players out there. There are quality young players out there too. But they’ve got to fit in and be part of the culture. They’ve got to want to come in and prove themselves. And I don’t think Arsenal have had a lot of those players over the last few years.
Arteta has managed to weed his way through some of the Arsenal squad in recent times. Mesut Ozil was the big name to leave, while the likes of Guendouzi and Torreira have been sent on loan, and a number of younger players could be allowed to leave.
And Cambpell believes that the Gunners board is fully invested in Mikel Arteta, if not in providing heaps of cash to fund it.
“I truly believe the board have picked Arteta because they think it’s a project that they won’t fund, but needs to be coached up and develop a winning mentality at the football club,” Campbell added.