London: When Arsenal and Tottenham meet in the Premier League on Sunday, months of contrasting fortunes in the transfer market will be exposed on the field — and the benches.
When last season ended, the balance of power in north London remained tilted in Arsenal’s favour after beating Tottenham to the fourth Champions League spot.
Then, Arsenal’s hierarchy pledged to escalate their ‘financial firepower’ in the off-season transfer window.
Despite cash reserves of about $190 million, not a penny has been invested in strengthening the squad, which has now been further depleted by injuries. By contrast, Tottenham have already spent $130 million in anticipation of Gareth Bale’s impending departure to Real. Wenger delivered positive news about Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, who are fit to face Tottenham. (Agencies)