Arsenal may only have £40m to spend next summer, according to reports in the English media.
The Gunners need to ensure they comply with Financial Fairplay regulations, and it means manager Unai Emery will have limited funds available to him to revamp the squad.
Fans on Twitter are not happy about the meagre transfer budget, with many blaming owner Stan Kroenke:
£40M budget for the summer transfer market…we are obviously not a serious team with ambition of winning anything…. may Arsene Wenger was not to blame after all… @Arsenal
— ade (@ade_ayanbule) 5 February 2019
Arsenal are finished
— hitadivit (@hitadivit) 5 February 2019
My heart bleeds!
— JG ⚒ (@gibbo_jg) 4 February 2019
I'm assuming this is rubbish. If not, they should reduce the cost of the tickets into the games.
— Craig Murphy (@KaiserCraigM) 5 February 2019
Kroenke has no ambition for the club, he just wants it to tick over so he can take his 3 million a year out. There are no real " Arsenal " people at the club in positions of power.
— Hazel (@littlemsgooner) 5 February 2019
How does no other club seem to have these FFP restrictions yet Arsenal can’t add a toilet cubicle without breaking the rules
— Highbury Manor (@HighburyManor) 5 February 2019
Others don’t believe the reports are accurate:
— will (@sakalacaboom) 5 February 2019
Those who speak don’t know, those that know don’t speak.
— Stevö 🔴⚪ (@_Steve_B_) 5 February 2019
Sensationalism at best. Doesn’t account for player sales, doesn’t account for spending over a 3-5 year period. Nobody pays in full and up front anymore.
Arsenal will get 3-4 excellent additions in the summer, spending well in excess of £45m.
— Gary Watt (@GaryWhat) 5 February 2019
Arsenal have the option of signing Denis Suarez on a permanent basis for £18m in the summer. However, if the club do go ahead with the signing, it would reduce the budget even further.
It could mean that the London club will have to sell players in order to free up resources. Many have tipped Mesut Ozil to leave due to his lack of game time under Emery.
The German playmaker is earning £350,000 a week but he was an unused substitute in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.