Former Arsenal switch negotiator, Dick Legislation has lifted the lid on how the membership missed out on signing Eden Hazard from Lille.
In an interview with Aim, Legislation defined that though there have been funds accessible, there was additionally a risk-reward calculation.
“We had the monetary muscle, however the threat reward calculation wasn’t clear.
“Spending some huge cash on a participant that didn’t work out would have actually put the membership in some monetary straits.
“Did we miss out on skills? Definitely. I bear in mind sitting in conferences with Steve, Ivan and Arsene and gnashing our enamel over Thibaut Courtois. We knew he was good.
“Eden Hazard as well, we wanted to do that deal. But there was a sense of responsibility and running the club prudently, all the time knowing that every £1 we spent we had to act as if it was our money. It was very, very difficult,” he stated.
The Gunners had been finally crushed to the deal by rivals Chelsea in 2012.
Hazard left for Actual Madrid this summer time, for a switch charge of as much as €130 million.