West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan believes Arsenal could have won a trophy this season, if they had spent £30 to £40 million in the summer on signing a striker.
Sullivan talked on this after West Ham’s tenancy of the Olympic Stadium was confirmed after years of negotiations.
He promised that this will not affect his side’s transfer budget like Arsenal’s. Arsenal’s transfer budget decreased when the Emirates was opened in 2006.
Arsenal are yet to win a trophy at the Emirates, and the Gunners will face another trophy-less season as they are out of all competitions.
Sullivan believes that Arsenal’s reluctance to spend money is affecting the club’s run and that is the reason why they are not winning any trophies.
Though Arsenal had signed Oliver Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla this summer, Sullivan believes that the North Londoners should spend more on bigger stars.
He said: “If I was running Arsenal, I’ve got to be honest, instead of spending £10million on three players, I’d go and spend £30-£40m on one player.”
Sullivan also hinted that Arsenal should spend some cash and sign Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao.
I’d go and sign the guy in Spain who’s the third or fourth best striker in Spain,” said Sullivan.
“Had they signed him I think they would have won something this year.
But Arsene Wenger doesn’t like spending big money – it’s just a fact.”