Supporters Trust told that Wenger has funds to spend

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has been given ‘considerable resources’ to be able to spend in the January transfer market, Arsenal Supporters Trust have been told.

The AST met with chief-executive, Ivan Gazidis, this evening to voice their concerns over the current situation at Arsenal.

“There is plenty of money there,” said Trust spokesman Tim Payton. “That was the message that Ivan and his finance director were giving this evening.”

Arsenal supporters have been concerned about the lack of money being spent on transfers even when it was publically announced that funds are available.
“He stayed for over two hours,” said Payton. “He apologised for the result [at Bradford] and said it was not good enough and had to be better.

“The Arsenal fans were dissatisfied with the strength of the squad and particularly don’t understand whether there were resources to be used.

“I specifically raised this with the finance director and his colleague and they were in no doubt there is considerable resources available to the manager ready to spend when he has identified the players he wants to sign.

“It’s crystal clear that Arsenal fans need to wait until January for Arsene Wenger to use the cheque book he has been given well.”

Despite being seventh in the Premier League and being knocked out by Bradford in the Capital One Cup last night, the AST still believe Wenger should stay.

“Lots of people have asked me whether Arsene Wenger should go,” added Payton.

“He certainly needs to change and improve, spend the money he’s got, strengthen the set-up around him and the results will be the judge.”

 

Alex William Batt

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