The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Arsenal

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 1 - 0 Besiktas

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 19:45

Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round

Board make pledge to Wenger

Long-serving Arsenal director Lord Harris of Peckham insists manager Arsene Wenger will be fully backed by the board again this summer.

Last Updated: 22/05/14 at 16:29 Post Comment

Arsene Wenger: Will have money to spend this summer

Arsene Wenger: Will have money to spend this summer

Wenger broke the club's transfer record last August when he signed midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42m.

Lord Harris is adamant Arsenal remain ambition to challenge for the top honours, and he claims there are very few players the club would not be able to afford.

"We want to win the Premier League and the Champions League. If we buy two or three players then I think we can," Lord Harris said in the London Evening Standard.

"We want to win. We don't want to be second, we don't want to be third and we don't want to be fourth.

"We will support Arsene with the players he wants to buy. He has always been encouraged to spend."

Arsenal have been linked with former midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who is apparently surplus to requirements at Barcelona.

Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann is another reported target, while Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier is an option should out-of-contract Bacary Sagna leave.

Lord Harris reckons only Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, and Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale would be out of Arsenal's reach this summer.

Although Lord Harris refused to divulge the budget available to Wenger, he did confirm the club would be willing to allow Wenger to once more break the club's transfer record.

"We would. It would be easy," Lord Harris said. "There is a lot of paper talk. I wouldn't say it is £100m, I wouldn't say it's £50m and I wouldn't say it's £150m.

"If Arsene has asked for any player then we have always backed him to go and buy. With the exception of Messi, Ronaldo or Bale, we could buy most players."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Tottenham strike deal for Montpellier midfielder Benjamin Stambouli

Tottenham have agreed a fee with Montpellier for defensive midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, according to the French club.

Transfer news: Chelsea confirm agreement with AC Milan for two-year Fernando Torres loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will have a medical at AC Milan on Saturday ahead of an agreed two-year loan deal.

Europa League: Roberto Martinez happy Everton start and finish at home

Roberto Martinez is happy with the way the fixtures have worked out for Everton in their tough Europa League draw.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property