Arsenal fans agree with legend as Seaman rips into Gunners board
Arsenal legend David Seaman has revealed his ‘frustration’ with the club’s apparent lack of ambition and their measly transfer budget.
Unai Emery failed to get Arsenal back inside the top four spots this season, despite a good start to life as boss of the Gunners, meaning that the Spaniard will once again be playing Europa League football next season.
And his failure has come with huge consequences from the board, as reports in the media have suggested that the Spaniard will only be handed a measly £40 million to spend on players that will improve the squad this summer.
He could of course raise more cash by selling off some unwanted players, with a number of top stars linked with big money moves away from the club, but he would still struggle to find top-class talent in today’s market with such limited funds at his disposal.
And legend Seaman has echoed many fans frustrations at the board and hit out at the clubs clear lack of ambition.
Speaking on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Seaman said: “It’s so frustrating at Arsenal because the club is running on a good profit.
“The fans are frustrated at the moment, especially after the result in the Europa League final against Chelsea.
“They’re struggling. It’s just so frustrating being an Arsenal fan and an ex-Arsenal player at the moment.
“You know what the club is capable of, so you’re just like, ‘come on, let’s see what you’ve got!’”
Emery will struggle to get their current Arsenal side back inside the top four next season, especially as all his top four rivals will be looking to spend big money and improve on their current squads.
If the Arsenal board do believe that Emery is the man to lead them into a new era, then he needs a lot more than £40 million to spend on new players, especially as the Gunners are one of the biggest clubs in the game.
If Arsenal want to get back to the very top, then they do need to invest in the kind of players that are world class, and also be prepared to spend the kind of money it will take to get big deals done.