Arsenal’s Head of Football, Raul Sanllehi, thinks Arsenal have plenty of selling points when trying to convince players to move to the club.
After missing out on a place in the top four for a third successive season, the Gunners hopes of Champions League football lay firmly on beating Chelsea in next week’s Europa League final.
Aside from strengthening what has been a woeful defence, the North London outfit also need to find a suitable replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who will officially become a Juventus player on July 1st, while Danny Welbeck is also confirmed to be leaving the club.
Some reports have suggested that failure to qualify for next season could leave Arsenal with a transfer budget of just £40 million, but despite that, Sanllehi is remaining bullish ahead his summer recruitment programme.
“What I can tell you is that we have identified very clearly and unanimously with our head coach and technical people, we know what we want to prioritise and we’re very clear on what our priorities are,” he told Arsenal Media.
“We’re already in the market and we’re already talking with the people that can help us to cover those positions and I feel quite strong.
“It’s going well and the image that Arsenal has in the football world is very strong. We need to go where we belong and that’s the Champions League. Many players really want us to be there also when we’re talking with them, but I feel quite strong on the inputs that I’m getting so far. I do believe that we have a very good plan to cover those positions to be much stronger next year, to deliver the success that we’re all hoping for.
“I don’t feel in disadvantage with anybody. The Premier League is exciting for any player in the world. London, Arsenal, the history, the dimension of the club, the stadium, the facilities at Colney, the fan base, the followers around the world and the exposure. Really, I feel like I have a lot of ammunition when I talk with players to engage them in our project.”
— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) May 23, 2019