We may not be experts but we all naturally follow our own team extremely closely and to me the top three is already done and dusted,with Spurs, Arsenal and United playing it out for forth.
I read that Arsenal’s total overall wage bill for players and employees will be nearer to 190 million in this current financial year which is over 20% more than two years ago and considerably more than Spurs.
IMO the real reason that we can’t sign really top class players is that Wenger has overall control and the directive from Kroenke is just to finish top 4. None of Kroenke’s USA investments win trophies. He is just in it for the long haul.
There is a growing unrest among fans as we have considerable funds and as van Persie said “the club lack real ambition”.
We are proud of our heritage, have a wonderful stadium, have the highest ticket prices in the league, yet the waiting list for season tickets is still in the tens of thousands.
We have become a business and a money machine for the club.
Take nothing away from what AW did in the first half of his tenure but I am absolutely sure we have seen the best of him.
The scouting network that at one time was second to none has been supereceded by many clubs and our play of pass and move only works against the lesser teams generally.
However the status quo will remain regardless were we finish this season. That is the reality.
This has nothing to do with my support for the club, but just listen to the away fans being interviewed at Stoke, they are all saying the same thing.
Many point out the loss of Walcott has been a major blow and one can’t argue against that but it’s the same old story,we don’t have consistent quality of squad depth when needed.
To have to play Sanogo against Bayern was unbelievable. He may turn out to be a wonderful purchase and to get Kit Kallstrom on loan was to say in the nicest possible way ….strange.
We are going to lose Fabianski, which IMO opinion is wrong as competition for Szczesny won’t come from the third choice, never played, Italian keeper. Vermaelen, our current club captain had one iffy season and in all likelyhood will leave and there is the likely prospect of Sagna leaving too.
Jack needs a long rest but we can’t afford that luxury.
Podolski appears to be out of favour so rarely gets game time.
Arteta has maybe one good season left so the rebuilding may start again.
Realistically we have one good chance of a trophy this season and that is the FA Cup and I hope AW realises this and isn’t tempted to not play our strongest team , which he has done in the past, as his directive is to finish top 4.
The irony is that if Wenger did leave would things change if the directive from the owner remains the same?
Written by kelsey