Q: Will there be enough money for Wenger to sign a star player in the summer?
Peter Hill-Wood: Absolutely.
So Wenger has got the nod from the Chairman to spend in the summer. That is not all. Hill-Wood also assured Wenger his future is safe at Arsenal despite 4 consecutive barren seasons and he didn’t have kind words for his doubters:
“Arsène’s future is not in question, although I am sure there will be people who have nothing better to do trying to suggest it is. He has another season left on his contract and if he was to ask for an extension we would be delighted. But he hasn’t discussed it with us and we haven’t discussed it with him. There are other things to think about. He is a long-term person. He is not into trying to have a quick fix.”
But lets go back and I think nearly every season Peter Hill-Wood says Wenger has been given the money to spend and yet it’s Wenger’s own choice not to spend big. But this season must have provided enough evidence to the Arsenal manager to convince him that he is not going the right way. Even Arsenal forward Adebayor said we have gone backwards and called for strengthening of the squad in the summer.
Lets wait and see what Arsene does.