Arsenal legend Lee Dixon claims that Unai Emery needs the funds to improve his side in all positions this summer.
It has been reported that the Spaniard will only have a transfer kitty of £40million to use during the transfer window.
And Dixon reckons Emery must persuade the board to give him more money to spend or risk another season outside the top four in the Premier League.
“It was always going to be a big summer regardless of where they finished and whether they got to the Europa League or not.
“I think Emery knew this season was going to end like this, to a point where we either got into the top four and got Champions League football or we didn’t quite. We failed on that front.
“So he’s got to look accordingly, and try to convince the board and powers that be to give him enough money to improve the squad.
“It does need improving in all departments, and lets hope we can keep hold of our best players in order to do that.”