After a beautiful Sunday and of course that euphoric feeling that Monday morning brought, I was pleased to be informed by a close friend that Arsene gets his morning off with a daily dose of HH before he does anything else.
Apparently the advice he gets off of all the comments makes him think things out clearly.
Suggestion is that Arsene logged in the other day read what fans were saying about the season ticket prices and decided to talk to the board about it and the next day a statement was released announcing that the club are to freeze ST prices for next year for gold members.
Arsene if you login today expand it to the others as well there’s a good man. ;)
Seriously, supporters do not realise how powerful their opinions are, opinions and actions can make a massive difference, for instance the Arsenal Library was in full voice this weekend and although Adebayor came back to visit, the fans kept it very friendly. Yes he got the odd jeer but not for racism, not for bad football either, it had nothing to do with any of that. It was just because he left us and came back to haunt us and we don’t like that kind of thing at the Ems and now he knows it.
Arsene knew that as well, as he said when asked if he had plans to re-sign Ade he said,
Why would I let him go if I still wanted him.
Well said Arsene!
Whether Wenger actually reads or not is one thing and to be honest, we know he doesn’t but if he doesn’t listen to the thousands then he must be a fool.
Yes he got us fired up for that mob down the road and lets face it, it was a bit of a shock even for hardened supporters like us!
Don’t get me wrong I’m not moaning but that was a one-off game, a great result yes, but we have had this team all season and that has got to be the first time I have seen us play in such a way, the kind of football that used to be common place for us.
Even against Chelsea, we didn’t show that kind of form and I for one want to see that again, not just next year or the year after but in all of our remaining fixtures this season!
I’m a bit giddy after Sunday as I really find it hard to believe that these are the same players that played in the previous two fixtures against Milan and Sunderland.
Why is it that?
Arsene Wenger must demand commitment like we witnessed on Sunday, the doggedness, and above all the way they played as a team.
We have seen enough of that tippy tappy crap football and we want/need more of the dynamic style, the surging forward with intent and the ‘no going back’ approach!
Yes Arsene, if your reading, you will know, all we ask for is more of the same we witnessed on Sunday, it was stunning!
This is what we have seen, we know they can do it and this is what we want.
They have the skill and now it’s your job to get the best out of them
We now know they can overturn teams and we now expect it every game, no that’s the wrong word we demand it and you need to deliver it.
Arsene me old mate, I have given you a fair bit of stick this season and I have asked for your head to be on a block, maybe I was a bit premature but I will be watching you and at this moment in time I apologise.
However, now I have seen what this team can do, the chasing back, the committed tackles, the direct forward runs that throw defences into confusion and the way our own defence can attack as well as defend with gusto, so yes Arsene I want more of that!
I liked what I saw and now I expect it each fixture – I want to see the opposition walking off with their heads bowed, our players walking off with their heads held high! Yes Arsene that’s what I want, that’s what we want!
We have waited for some time for the kind of football we saw on Sunday and now we want that time and time again!
So Arsene, if you are reading today, don’t forget we’re watching.
Written by Steve Palmer
Just a bit to add on in case you ddin’t see the clubs financial situation yesterday:
Group profit before tax was £49.5 million (2010 – loss of £6.1 million)
Profit on sale of player registrations amounted to £63.0 million (2010 – £4.0 million)
£74.7 million of investment in new players and extended contracts pushed amortisation charges up to £17.3 million (2010 – £10.1 million)
The resulting profit from player trading was £46.1 million (2010 – loss of £5.9 million)
Turnover from football rose to £113.5 million (2010 – £97.6 million) with increases from match-day (four additional games played) and commercial income streams
Operating profits (before depreciation and player trading) from football increased to £15.2 million (2010 – £9.4 million)
Period of minimal activity, as expected, in the property business with turnover of £3.2 million (2010 – £22.5 million) and operating profits of £0.5 million (2010 – £3.3 million)
Group has no short-term debt and continues to have a solid financial platform from cash reserves of £115.2 million (2010 – £110.4 million).
The most important thing is how we do on the pitch. We have a healthy cash balance of £115m but not all that is available to invest in transfers. We have running costs, player salaries and so on. We also have to keep some in reserve in case things don’t go our way.
There is money available, we don’t talk about an exact figure because it would impact on our negotiating position. We do spend all of the money we generate. We do invest it in the squad.
Make of that what you wish but to me it sounds like Arsene Wenger won’t be having the kind of money available in the summer that we all hoped he would….