Despite Ozil, Arsenal Supporters' Trust demand transfer policy overhaul

The Arsenal Supporters' Trust remain frustrated with the club's summer market campaign, despite their record deal for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil.

After a summer that saw Arsenal fail in their pursuits of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Luis Gustavo, the AST believe that the current transfer strategy — devised by manager Arsene Wenger, chief executive Ivan Gazidis and chief negotiator Dick Law — needs revising.

In a statement to the London Evening Standard, the AST declared: “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.

“This summer’s transfer window has also reinforced the AST’s view that the club need to overhaul their boardroom and football management infrastructure so they have the very best set-up to maximise the way in which the modern-day transfer window now operates.”

 
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