According to Mirror.co.uk, Arsenal will receive a substantial boost to their meagre summer transfer pot this summer.
Unai Emery plans to revamp the entire squad after experiencing a disappointing conclusion to last season. However, with just £40m available, he faces he’s a tough task to return to the Champions League.
Unfortunately, there are consequences to Arsenal missing out on Champions League football. Gooners can’t bet on the team via payphone betting and online sports betting platforms like MobileWins.
That’s bad news for any sports betting enthusiast who also happens to be a fan of Arsenal. However, with the sports betting industry just starting to take off in the UK. Which leaves the Gunners plenty of time to put themselves back into the competition in the future.
In the meantime, there are dozens of betting lines and options to choose from. For example, the women’s Team GB qualified for the Tokyo2020 after England beat Norway in the recent World Cup. It’s another opportunity to place bets through their favourite payphone betting platform. The Women’s World Cup in France proved
Throwing Money at the Problem Might Just Work
The team’s management brought in Emery for a reason but are tying one hand behind his back. He needs to improve the squad he inherited and there’s a sense the hierarchy want him to succeed. However, he needs more funds to do so. The Gunners stumbled to fifth in the Premier League and flunked the Europa League final, suffering a humiliating 4 – 1 defeat to London rivals, Chelsea. Those events meant the North Londoners miss out on the Champions League for the second successive season.
With a performance like that still fresh in the minds of Arsenal’s management team and coaching staff, the announcement of a nearly £50 million transfer pot budget should not be too surprising to anyone who knows the team’s history of throwing many and new payers at problems, often with decent success.
So, what does Emery plan to do with that huge budget that he’ll be free to throw around? Well, sources say that Arsenal are keen on Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace’s star winger.
The Eagles want £80 for Zaha, which is almost twice as much as the Gunners budget of £45 million; Arsenal must get creative with their finances to afford the Ivory Coast winger. Even then, some might argue that such an expensive salary is too expensive for a team that needs much more than one new part to become title contenders.
There is good news in that the team’s transfer pot could receive a significant boost. Empoli’s sale of 21-year-old Ismael Bennacer, who played one game for Arsenal in 2017. The Algerian international registered an impressive 5 assists across 37 appearances during Series A last season.
French media outlet Le10Sport reported AC Milan signing Bennacer, currently preparing for this week’s Africa Cup of Nations final. According to football.london, Bennacer is valued at £13.5m.
Old Boys Pay Well
However, the Gunners will receive 30% of the transfer fee due to a sell-on clause, bringing £4.25m into the coffers. This, after they rejected the chance to exercise the buy-back option held on his sale to Empoli.
Arsenal lost Welbeck, Ramsey, and Lichtsteiner on free transfers this summer. To raise funds, key players must be sold, with Mustafi, Torreira and Xhaka likeliest to leave. Mesut Ozil, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, despite being increasingly unpopular with fans, will escape the cull due to their huge salaries.
It looks like being a long summer. But more deals like Bennacer’s – Jeff Reine-Adelaide is another touted to swell the Gunners coffers – and the derisory £40m budget should soon increase. That bodes well for the long-term health of the squad.