Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ‘afraid’ of Chelsea
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is ‘afraid’ of Chelsea becoming stronger this summer.
The Gunners boss indicated that he is already a big fan of the Blues’ crop of young stars and revealed that he fears they will invest heavily in their squad once again this summer.
He said: “I’m afraid of what Chelsea can do in the summer. We have to be prepared for them to be one of the biggest movers in terms of investment once the window opens.
“Even though they already have a great base to their squad, notably their young players such as Oscar, Juan Mata, Ramires and Eden Hazard, I think they will be busy during the transfer window.”
Talking to Eurosport, Wenger raised particular concerns about the potential arrival of prolific Atletico Madrid striker Radamael Falcao and the return of former manager Jose Mourinho.
He added: “We’ve heard a lot of talk about Radamel Falcao. Some people say it’s already a done deal, but I’ve heard nothing.
“I think Chelsea currently have a great coach in Rafa Benitez, but if they part ways at the end of season, of course Jose Mourinho would be a good solution for Chelsea.
“Mourinho is one of the best in the world. But I consider Benitez to be doing a good job at Stamford Bridge.”
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