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Arsenal CEO Admits Club Cannot Compete With Rival Clubs In Transfer Market

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 16

Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis said that the club does not have the financial strength to "outgun" Premier League rivals in the transfer market and has "to be careful in signing new players," according to Shravanth Vijayakumar of REUTERS. Arsenal "f...

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