Ex-Manchester United man turned pundit Gary Neville has chastised Arsenal director Lord Harris for his recent comments regarding our transfer kitty (via the Daily Mail), slamming him for taking our bank details public.
Neville was commenting on a Breathe Sport article discussing Harris’ comments, and claimed he couldn’t understand why the statement was made.
“I just don’t understand why any club would make this statement,” he said.
“Like Buying a house and walking in saying I love it, want it and I’m rich.”
He’s not wrong, and it was extremely foolish of Lord Harris to make these claims – regardless of how true they may be.
Arsenal fans are obviously pleased to hear that we have such financial firepower, and it would be great to see us spend big on another marquee signing. Making our £200m (via the Daily Mail) transfer kitty public significantly weakens our bargaining power however, and will no doubt result in clubs requesting top dollar for their stars.
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Arsene Wenger is not known for spending over the odds in the transfer market, and would presumably turn down the chance to sign a player if he felt he was being forced to pay too much.
Harris’ comments on our financial strength seem positive from the outside, but he may well have scuppered any chance we had of signing our top targets this summer.
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Neville may have been a hated figure as a player, but he knows what he’s talking about as a pundit, and he’s spot on about this.