Who is Arsenal's most expensive ever signing?
I've seen that Jose Antonio Reyes (£17m) was, Arshavin is (£15.8m), Sylvain Wiltord (£13m) is in the frame too!
However, the true fee of any player that signs for Arsenal is never truly revealed. It is a secret. Not even Arsenal know.
So those figures I have written after the names of players are just rough guides really. Not stone cold Steve Austin guarantees.
Despite not knowing the true cost of these players the fee involved is quite high but I doubt any of them have reached the £20m+.
Reyes, perhaps, could have due to the clauses in his contract but he missed paella so much he went back to Spain.
I ask though; will Arsenal ever spend £20m+ on one single player?
I doubt it because Arsene Wenger begrudges spending 20p over the top. Even his Sun newspaper.
Players don't come cheap these days. Ask Real Madrid. But to buy top, top, world-class quality you have to be prepared to spend big dough and Arsenal don't.
It would be majorly exciting to see Arsenal have splashed a lot of money on a top name but we know it isn't going to happen anytime soon.
Wenger has his ways and I'm glad he isn't prepared to dig Arsenal a financial grave but maybe, just maybe, a big money signing is what the club, and Gooners need.
It will send a signal of intent out to the world of football. And to us.
I'm not saying Arsenal should spend money just for the sake of it but when I see Liverpool spending £17m on a full-back to improve their team it does make me wish Arsenal would loosen the purse strings a little.
If we need to spend big money it has to be for the right reasons. Obviously to improve the team first and foremost.
But while the likes of David Villa, Franck Ribery are being linked with moves for stupid money to Manchester United, Chelsea it kind of makes me miss those days when we were linked with them.
Keep it Goonerish...............