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Arsenal can buy Gareth Bale but not Messi says Gunners boss

by | 24th, July 2015

lord harris Arsenal director Philip Charles Harris, Baron Harris of Peckham, tells the Daily Mail the Gunners are rich enough to buy almost any player in the world.

So why don’t they?

The story begins: “Arsene Wenger has more than £200m in the bank, says Arsenal director.”

“We would back him to break the club’s transfer record. If he wanted the man, he could have him,” says Harris (estimated wealth: £285m). “Apart from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he could have any player.”

Karim Benzema? Eden Hazard? Gareth Bale?

Arsenal’s most expensive recruits have been:

Mesut Ozil Real Madrid, £42.4m, September 2013
Alexis Sanchez Barcelona, £35m, July 2014
Andrey Arshavin Zenit St Petersburg, £15m, February 2009
Santi Cazorla Malaga, £15m, August 2012
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Southampton, £15m, August 2011

Undoubtedly Arsenal are spending more on players than ever before. But surely it’s fantasy to believe they have the same financial muscles as Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester City, Chelsea or Bayern Munich.

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