ARSENE WENGER has warned Tottenham fans he was left limited “financially” after the Arsenal moved out of Highbury.
Spurs began building their new 62,000 seat stadium in 2016 – and targeted a move into their new home at the beginning of the season.
However, the opening date has been revised several times, as Spurs hope to move into their £850m stadium by the end of the season.
In 2004 the Emirates Stadium was first being built and just two years later the Gunners moved of Highbury into their new home.
Gunners rivals Spurs could face the same problem, according to Wenger.
The Frenchman told beIN Sports moving into the Emirates meant he was limited in both signings and holding onto his best players.
Wenger said: “I was limited. First of all we had to pay the stadium back and then the banks said only 50% of our finances could be dedicated to the wages.
“We had to sell our best players, but I was in a good position that was quite strong because we had not much choice financially and secondly because I was there for a long time I had the power to do it.
“The position of the modern manager is a bit more fragile.”
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Wenger famously sold the likes of Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie, and Alexis Sanchez.
While Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has not been able to sign any new players this season due to the ever growing funds being pumped into the new stadium.