Wenger: City’s ‘spectacular’  transfer window proves this season will be tough


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Manchester City’s “spectacular” transfer window proves this season could be one to get worried about.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (C) with his players during a training session at Arsenal’s training complex in London Colney, Hertfordhshire, London, Britain, 28 September 2015. Arsenal plays Olympiacos of Greece in a Champions League group stage match in London on 29 September. EPA/ANDY RAIN

City have splashed out an estimated £217million on the likes of Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kyle Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Arsenal open the new Premier League campaign on Friday with a home match against 2015-16 champions Leicester City.

Wenger says; “Yes, because look at what City have done.”

“They have been quite spectacular in the transfer market, Manchester United as well.

“And it’s not finished – Chelsea have bought [Alvaro] Morata and have not lost [Diego] Costa yet, and they will certainly buy more. In the middle of the transfer market it’s difficult to predict [the season].

“At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit.”