Arsene Wenger insists he has money to spend ahead of next season but claims he will only make top-quality additions.
And Gazidis says the north London club are very aware of the potential to upset the balance in a harmonious squad with too many new additions. He told Arsenal Player:
“We’ve got a good financial position at the club, so we’re really healthy going into the summer.
“I think we can make investments. Arsene [Wenger] has said we’ve got a big and deep squad, and a top quality squad. So it’s not just turning over for the sake of turning over.
“The additions that Arsene will make will only be if we’re finding really top class players that fulfil a need that we have.
“One of the really important balances to get right this summer is yes, to improve where we can, but also to retain the cohesiveness of the team because that’s been a really important ingredient in the second half of this season; the team spirit, the cohesiveness of the group, you don’t want to destroy it.
“So it’s a delicate operation this summer to get that balance right, but I’m sure we’re going to do it. I think in the last three or four years we’ve made good decisions over the transfer windows that have proven to be good over time.
“I’m hopeful we’ll continue to do that and deliver the types of additions we need to make sure we’re in a position to compete next year.”
I am all for team spirit, but that only carries you so far. At the end of the day it is quality that wins title’s and Arsenal need to add two or three top class player.
They need a new goalkeeper and Petr Cech would be perfect. They need a defensive midfielder and Morgan Schneiderlin would be perfect. Finally, the Gunners need a world class striker and Porto’s Jackson Martinez is available for only £24.7 million which is a bargain.