Good morning Gunners fans
Arsenal transfer target Jonathan David has reportedly revealed that he plans to leave Lille in the summer.
The 22-year-old hotshot is eager to move on when the season ends despite being contracted to Lille until 2025, according to journalist Florian Plettenberg.
But the Canadian striker is only interested in a move to a club that can provide him with the chance to play in the Champions League next season.
And Arsenal could satisfy David’s desire to grace the elite European stage if they manage to qualify for the tournament.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have reported a staggering record loss of £107.3million for the last financial year, with £85m attributed to the Covid pandemic.
That is more than double last year’s financial deficit of £47.8m as matchday revenue was effectively wiped out by playing behind closed doors.
Every game at an empty Emirates Stadium cost the club around £3m, resulting in matchday revenue plummeting from £79m to a mere £3.9m.
Yet their annual wage figure remained at £244.4m and there was an additional £6.7m redundancy payment for staff who were laid off last year due to the pandemic.
Finally, the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust has slammed the club’s decision to raise season ticket prices for the first time in seven years.
Arsenal will charge fans around four per cent more per season ticket to generate around £4million extra per year.
The AST said: “The AST believes that the 4 per cent ticket price increase is unjustified at a time Arsenal’s overall revenues are increasing and fans are experiencing other pressures on their disposable income.”