Arsenal legend Winterburn doubts Wenger has permission to spend big

Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn is convinced Arsene Wenger won't be allowed to spend big in January.

Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn is convinced Arsene Wenger won't be allowed to spend big in January.

Winterburn has revealed the Gunners boss doesn’t have the transfer kitty to land a massive-money signing.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: “I was with Arsene Wenger doing a Q&A at Arsenal and he was asked a question about buying a £30m player. He was saying, ‘We can’t afford to do that’. That surprised me a little bit.

“He said with a £30m fee and then maybe £25m in wages that Arsenal just couldn’t compete.

“A £30m player is going to interest Manchester City, United and Chelsea. And if they are going for that player, he is not going to come to Arsenal.”

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