Fresh updates provided on Arsenal’s summer transfer framework

The latest information provided by David Ornstein details intentional spending by the Gunners commensurate with their return to the Champions League and the revenue that comes with it, rather than fears that the upcoming summer is reactionary in nature

Arsenal is primed for a record-breaking summer during the upcoming transfer window, with Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar preparing to shell out up to, or more than, £200m in a bid to add further quality to the budding young side.

While many supporters are still mourning the loss at the chance of a first Premier League title in nearly twenty years, there are still countless positives to take away from the 2022-23 campaign, least of which is the undeniable truth that Arsenal is likely fully capable of once again rooting themselves in the top four.

But in order to guarantee their progression across the last three seasons has been for nothing, Arsenal is prepared to aggressively tackle the upcoming summer window in an approach that is in line with the revenue boost that is to come with returning to the Champions League.

According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, club owners KSE remain committed to giving Artete and Edu the financial power to improve the senior team as the club’s goals on the pitch move in stride with their position on the footballing landscape.

This means that Arsenal’s possible record spending is planned rather than a reactionary decision on account of how the current season is likely to end. As such, the Gunners remain seriously interested in one - or both - of West Ham United’s Declan Rice as well as Brighton’s Moisés Caicedo.

Ornstein mentions that he is not sure whether or not Arsenal will be capable or willing to commit the financial resources required to sign the pair of midfielders, but their continued interest in Rice and confirmed approach for Caicedo in January shows that at least one player will be a necessary summer acquisition.

The highly reliable Ornstein also mentions that the Gunners are likely to be in for a creative midfielder during the summer as well, with Mason Mount continuously linked with a possible move across the English capital, while expected reinforcements at the back are also viewed as compulsory after Arsenal presided over their worst defensive record at home since 1984.

It was also mentioned that the Gunners could fetch somewhere in the region of £100m due to sales, with the likes of Nicolas Pépé and Kieran Tierney linked with moves away from the Emirates, which could open the door for even further reinvestment into the side as Arsenal prepares for another difficult league campaign as well as looking to tackle the Champions League head-on.

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Andrew Thompson

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