Arsenal’s £350m summer spending spree could hint at Gabriel Jesus and Serge Gnabry signings

Mikel Arteta has previously revealed he expects Arsenal to be busy in the summer transfer window and recent history shows he is joined once again by club owner Stan Kroenke.

If the Gunners are to reclaim their status as a top-four side in the Premier League next season, they will surely need to complement last summer’s signings of Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Benjamin White, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Martin Odegaard .

As reported by football.london There are plans to do just that with Gabriel Jesus, Youri Tielemans and Aaron Hickey on the radar of Arteta and Arsenal technical director Edu, amid talk of a Serge Gnabry re-signing this summer – or next – again emerged as his future for Bayern Munich is reportedly up in the air.

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After seeing his side fall short of qualifying for the Champions League by two points, Arteta knows just how crucial the upcoming summer transfer window will be in closing the gap between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, sending a clear message in the process plans to Stan and Josh Kroenke.

“Looking back, you have to be clear about what we have to do, but also very clear that we don’t want to be here,” Arteta said in his final pre-match conference of the 2021-22 season earlier in the month. “We want to be in a completely different position and measure ourselves against the top teams. That is the goal. This won’t stop here.

“It’s another step that was very necessary because it wasn’t just about where we are in the table. We have a lot deeper issues than the club in the table I think which have now been resolved and look very, very strong. Now we have the really strong foundations to build what we want to do

“We will have certain resources. Not unlimited resources, specific resources. With these resources, we must do what we need to do in the best possible way. We don’t know what the rest will have resources, which I think will be a challenge because now it’s not a top 3 or top 4 league, it has top 8 or top 10 teams involved . So we have to find a way to do what we do again, I did last summer.”

The good news for Arteta is as previously reported by football.london, the club is planning a significant transfer effort from which it will benefit greatly. Now it remains to be seen how much the Spaniard can spend, but looking at the deals the Gunners have made since the American owner became the club’s sole shareholder in September 2018 could point to another big spending spree this summer.

Not including the loanees for Dani Ceballos, Denis Suarez, Mat Ryan, Cedric Soares, Pablo Mari and Odegaard, Arsenal have completed as many as 18 deals in almost three years and seven transfer windows under full ownership of KSE (Kroenke Sports and Entertainment).

Even more interesting is the money spent on 15 of these players. Summer 2019 saw spending of £138m, with Nicolas Pepe arriving for a club-record fee of £72m, on top of deals for Kieran Tierney (£25m), William Saliba (£27m) and David Luiz (£8m). million pounds). and Gabriel Martinelli (£6m).

The following summer, Gabriel Magalhaes (£27m), Pablo Mari (permanent for £6.8m) and Runar Alex Runarsson (£1m) cost Arsenal a total of £34.8m while Kroenke stepped in to save Thomas Partey’s £45m pound exchange from Atletico Madrid to finance. Adding to that the well-documented £150m spent on six signings last summer, that’s over £350m spent over the three summer windows owned by KSE.

With the Gunners appearing to favor the summer windows to get their big deals over the line, that trend could be a clear sign that the Kroenkes are ready to spend at least £100m again and perhaps it could allow Arteta and Edu to make deals to complete for Gabriel Jesus, Gnabry, Hickey and Tielemans.

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