We all know that Ivan Gazidis met the AST last night, I wasn’t there so can only report what I have read.
Usmanov will not be welcome on the board because he could upset the stability which is currently in place.
Robin van Persie – Well I think we all know about that by now.
Contracts – Gazidis admitted they were difficult but the club is ‘getting there’.
On the clubs poor PR, Gazidis agreed it’s not great, but we’re misrepresented.
In relation to our current wage structure – he said it’s not stupid, it’s different; we need to increase revenue in a responsible way to pay for the players we want; we need to be as efficient as possible, and that can be improved.
FFP was talked about and it seems that Gazidis believes that all will change if the new rules are adhered to.
Begs the question, what if they don’t??
On the subject of potential transfers, well I haven’t really found an answer to that question so if any of you have, please help out. All I could see around the reports is that Gazidis said recently that the club had learned from last summer and we will be looking to be challenging in all competitions:
That is what this summer is about and that is what we are focused on for next year.
We have a good team, we have a good young core of players and we need everybody involved to have belief so that we can push forward into next year and make a run at the Premier League trophy and for the Champions League.
That though was from his interview a couple of days ago.
Oh well, doesn’t really tell us anything as usual, no doubt we’ll be looking, question is, will we be buying….
Mark Hughes is going to make an attempt to sign Olivier Giroud, he’s believe to have just a £12.8m release clause in his contract and QPR bosses hope they can land their man. Well, they won’t if Gazidis gets in their first!
Lewis Holtby, a German International midfielder who is currently with Schalke is reported to have said:
It would be a massive move to Arsenal,because they were always my favourite.
What are we as a club doing about that? Probably nothing. Although he has been with his current club for several seasons, the last two has seen him sent out on loan, a few regulars on here have seen him play and rate him quite highly…..
Time will tell I guess and there’s plenty of it yet…
That’s it for another day, have a good one….