David Ornstein has claimed that Arsenal’s transfer policy won’t be dictated by whether or not they will be in European competition next season.
Arsenal have only one realistic chance of qualifying for Europe next season, by winning the Europa League and gaining entry into the Champions League, because if they were to do so through the Premier League, they would have to make up either a seven or eight-point gap on the teams in 7th and 6th respectively.
But speaking on the latest edition of his show, Ornstein claims that Arsenal’s transfer strategy won’t change that much regardless of what European competition, if any, the club find themselves in next season:
“We need to see what’s going to happen in terms of the outcome of their European campaign. Will they be playing in the Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference, or no European football at all? Interestingly, from I think the Arsenal perspective, they don’t think the European status will have too much of a bearing on what they want to do.
“And that might hint at the idea that the ownership, the Kroenkes, could help in the transfer market financially. Again, we’ve seen Josh Kroenke and also Mikel Arteta hinted that publicly in recent weeks, but the proof will be in the pudding.”