Arsenal urged to improve their player recruitment policy

The Arsenal Supporters' Trust has urged the Premier League club to overhaul their player recruitment structure after a summer that saw the Gunners fail in their pursuits of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Luis Gustavo, reports BBC Sport.

The Arsenal Supporters' Trust has urged the Premier League club to overhaul their player recruitment structure after a summer that saw the Gunners fail in their pursuits of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Luis Gustavo, reports BBC Sport.

Despite the arrival of midfielder Mesut Ozil for a club-record £42.5m, the AST, whose members hold around 4.5 per cent equity in the club, issues a statement which says: "We welcome the statement of intent Arsenal have made with the signing of a world-class player like Mesut Ozil.

"It is a transformational signing for the club in terms of both transfer fee and wages paid. It is, however, frustrating that once again a window has closed with over £50m left unspent. The AST would like to see all available resources put toward strengthening the team."

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