Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein enjoyed a great relationship with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Arsenal enjoyed a lot of success when the pair worked together. It has been often said that one of the reasons for Arsenal’s failure to win a trophy in the last eight seasons has been the absence of Dein at the club.
Dein still enjoys a close relationship with Wenger outside Arsenal, and he has said that the Frenchman is finally prepared to spend big in the summer in the hope of ending the trophy drought.
Arsenal are in danger of falling out of the lofty top four positions, which would have serious implications for the future of the club.
Due to the lack of regular trophies, Champions League football remains as the only positive factor for Arsenal when they enter into the transfer market. Wenger realises that the club will certainly struggle to attract players if they fall out of the top four. The club has so far struggled in the campaign, and they currently sit in the fifth position. Tottenham and Liverpool are expected to improve even more in the summer, thus providing more competition for Arsenal next season.
After resisting to spend money so far in his reign at Arsenal, Wenger is finally ready to splash the cash for the right player.
“The fact is he has to strengthen the team and I know he will do that. He is one of the best managers in the world, he’s been coaching for 30 years and knows what he is doing. He knows what he wants and it’s just a question of identifying the right talent. It’s a long, hard season and I am a great supporter of Arsene. He has done a phenomenal job and continues to do so year-on-year,” said David Dein.