Report: Wenger May Move For Falcao After Being Handed £100m Warchest

By on January 28, 2014

Yesterday’s big announcement was the confirmation of Arsenal’s £150m five-year partnership with PUMA.

At the press conference on Monday Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis all-but confirmed that Arsene Wenger has agreed to sign a new deal with the club and says it will be announced when the time is right.

Gazidis also insisted that money would be made available to the boss for transfers following the record-breaking sponsorship deal, although it wasn’t clear exactly how much he would be given. He said:

“We have always supported Arsene, the board has always been completely behind him as has (owner) Stan Kroenke, and Arsene has always been committed to this football club,” said Gazidis.

“So we are comfortable with the position. We are relaxed about it.

“Arsene will be extending with us. And at the right time we will make that announcement.

“The long-term goal is to increase commercial revenues and invest in our squad,” he added.

“This is very important step in terms of progression. This is the biggest deal in our history and the money from the deal will be available to the club from this summer.”

The Daily Star suggests that Wenger has agreed a new three-year extension and is delaying making an announcement until the future’s of Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna have also been resolved.

According to the newspaper, after signing his new contract, Wenger will be given a £100m ‘warchest’ in the summer and could use it to mount a £50m+ move for Monaco hitman Radamel Falcao.

The report doesn’t go into any real detail about our supposed plans or interest in the player other than to point out that Falcao is a PUMA sponsored athlete, so they could just be putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5.

Obviously Arsenal fans will be excited by the prospect of Wenger having a significant budget to play with in the summer and we’d love to make a move for Falcao (once he’s recovered from his serious knee injury!), but we’re also keen to see him strengthen this month to help us make that final push towards the title during the second half of the season.

The summer can wait, our priority should be NOW and it will be a lot easier to try and lure the likes of Falcao to the Emirates if we’ve just won the Premier League.



  1. salawu hafis

    January 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Nice update…really wish wenger could strentghning the squad

  2. taban Arikanjelo

    January 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

    thank wenger but remember to go for a right person but not Lukaku, in the next minute we have hard that you want Julius and Mario Why don’t you go those people.

  3. phelix were

    January 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Arsene is always much claver wen comes to recruite aplayer of Arsenal type, let us wait & NOT push him for the wrong selection, we all know that all players gud but wat matter playing style. U cant get aplayer from Chelsea & expect him to fit in Arsenal within 2nd half of the season. That can only hapen with Arsenal player.

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  5. Toby

    January 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    All I know is that Giroud isn’t good enough for arsenal so we need a real good striker

  6. frank mpee

    January 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    we are tired with arsenal being linked with every major player under the sun, yet unable to tie up deals. its high time we get serious about how we do deals as a club

  7. samuel

    January 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    will need a very good striker

  8. Emir

    January 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Mr wenger we need good striker

  9. Ozil

    January 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Prof we need a sharp striker like Diego Costa

  10. abdikadir

    January 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    what we ‘arsenal funs’ need r sharp strikers like folcao diago costa suarez but if we wait goals frm grood we r waiting position 4 in premearlegue

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