Arsenal fans are pleading with manager Arsene Wenger to spend big in January. On the day boss Wenger celebrated 15 years in charge, the club announced another year of pre-tax profit of £15m while the net debt is down to £97m.

It is believed Wenger has £50m to spend.

Arsenal Supporters' Trust spokesman Tim Payton said: "All of Arsenal's profit comes from its fans.

"We want to see this money invested in our key players like Thomas Vermaelen and Robin van Persie and bringing in world-class stars. It's our cash."