"If Man City has a successful period in buying in the transfer market, they could fight with the top four."
That was the message from Arsene Wenger after he was asked about the potential of Manchester City challenging for a Champions League spot next season.
The world's richest club have wasted no time what so ever in trying to bolster their squad, with Gareth Barry arriving at Eastlands last Tuesday for a fee of £12 million. City's Arab owners are expected to continue their spending throughout the summer with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Joleon Lescott tipped to arrive in the coming weeks.
Arsenal themselves finished in 4th spot last season and Wenger knows that Mark Hughes' men may well challenge the so called 'big four' next season. As a City fan myself, I must say, I completely agree with Mr. Wenger.
If City were to sign four or five more big name players in the next two months, then there's no reason why they can't challenge. It is crucial that the club keep bringing in new faces at regular intervals because if we go another three or four weeks without signing another player, then people at the club will begin to panic and that's when stupid decisions are made.
What do you think? Is Wenger right? Can City seriously challenge at the top end of the table next season? Comments below please.