Former Arsenal striker urges Stan Kroenke to give Mikel Arteta huge transfer fund this summer

Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal to spend big on transfers this summer if they want to get back to competing for trophies.

The Gunners endured a tough 2020/21 season, struggling for consistency and eventually finishing a measly eighth in the Premier League.

Despite the club’s woes they have stuck with Mikel Arteta as the manager tasked to bring them back to the Champions League, a competition they haven’t played in since 2017.

Arteta faces a busy summer in terms of incoming and outgoing and understands the Spaniard is hoping to bring in five new faces to the Emirates in the transfer window in a bid to improve an underperforming squad.

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The Gunners will have to splash a large amount of cash to land their main targets and Campbell believes the sum will have to exceed £100 million if they are to become a top side again.

“I will be honest, I don’t know if £100 million would be enough”, he told Football Insider.

“It would be nice if they could invest £500 million.

“£100 million does not get you much in the transfer market these days. If you want to sign quality £100 million would only get you two decent players.

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“If you want to sign a top, top player like a Grealish you need to be spending £80 million.

“If Stan Kroenke would write a cheque for £200 million now I would take it. I think that’s how much money needs to be invested into this side to make the challengers again.

“It’s a huge summer for Arsenal.”

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