Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dropped a huge transfer hint after revealing that our policy over the past few years has been to target players from Barcelona and Real Madrid who are deemed surplus to requirements, The Guardian reports.
Wenger claimed that the competition level at those clubs is intense and after a few years, some top class talents decide they want to leave. The boss references the likes of Arjen Robben and Alexis Sanchez as players who have experienced similar situations.
We have benefited with Alexis and Mesut Ozil arriving under similar circumstances, however, with the Spanish giants yet to make a major signing, it remains to be seen if they’ll sell a top-class player.
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“Before, when we were building the stadium, the big clubs came to buy the players from us,” Wenger was quoted as saying in the publication.
“Now we are in a position where we can keep our big players but sometimes there are so many big players in the other big, big clubs who are good but do not play.
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“So after a year or two you can get a good deal. Sánchez is a case. Pedro is another case. Arjen Robben is another.”
While we were never in a position to afford Robben when he departed, the fact that we could comfortably allow Pedro to join one of our rivals shows the strength of depth we have in that position.
Our squad is so close to completion and the anxiousness is present among the fanbase for Wenger to bring in the few players we need in order to challenge for the Premier League.