Arsenal FC are in a crisis!
Well, that’s what the newspapers are printing isn’t it?
Cesc Fabregas Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Adebayor and Thierry Henry are just a few players that have departed and don’t they like to remind us? All of course couldn’t get away from North London quick enough either could they?
Arsenal are a club with no ambition, they just amble along losing one top player after another and now their talisman Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott are heading the ‘who goes next‘ list!
Alisher Usmanov of Red and White Holdings has also thrown his two penneth in, he also believes that we are sinking fast and he wants to be our saviour which makes it all sound like The Arsenal are up the creek without a paddle.
Poor old Arsene Wenger, head in hands and at his wit’s end, he along with Ivan Gazidis and Stan Kroenke are scratching their heads in disbelief what has gone wrong with The Arsenal.
Arsenal Legend Ian Wright has written his thoughts in the newspaper and has said that Arsenal FC are dragging their heels and are being surpassed by hungrier Premier League sides. He believes we are allowing our best players to leave and are replacing them with ‘not so good’ players. He believes that we penny pinch over transfers and we often miss out on all of the top players because we will not allow ourselves to compete with the big spenders of The Premier League.
Arsenal Football Club are falling down the list of top clubs in this league, and oblivion is where we are heading!!
If we are to read and believe the blogs, newspapers and listen to a few bitter and twisted old players, we The Arsenal are doomed!
We read about clubs like Rangers and Pompey, clubs that have been dragged down through heavy debt and bad Management.
But, everyone seems to ignore that and instead choose to write a story about The Arsenal, they seem to be pushing that knife in harder and twisting it just to make sure – to make sure that the whole world and it’s dog thinks that we are a club in trouble and a club that is soon to wither away and die.
WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP.
Arsenal Football Club is one of, if not the best run football clubs in the world!!
Yes I mean the world, not just in England and it would wise for many other clubs around the world to look at us and consider us as the role model.
Yes we have two very wealthy part owners, but neither one has put his own money in trying to improve the football itself, yes they brought shares in Arsenal Football Club but that is all they have spent and I would say that is a sound investment.
As far as selling our best players and buying second-rate replacements, lets not forget where these great players we are selling off actually came from.
Cesc Fabregas, he was my favourite, was plucked from Barcelona’s own Academy at a very young age he was nurtured by Wenger who transformed into the player he is today. Barcelona saw how Cesc had matured and made it their business to pull all the stops out to get him back in the fold, and what a saga that was but I won’t bore you with that!
Samir Nasri, not many people had heard of him untill Wenger brought him to Arsenal, well that’s because he wasn’t a star but when he left us the papers said he was a superstar.(what a joke)
Thierry Henry was signed as a winger, again a virtual unknown until weaved his magic and then Henry the super striker emerged. Yes he scored many many goals and then left, but he went as a superstar, one that was heading towards retirement.
I won’t go through all the list of players but will mention Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott.
Robin as we all know had a great season and his goals secured our top three position at the end of the season. He alone was signed for peanuts and who knows how much we will get for in the open market. Theo Walcott, also into the last year of he’s contract with us, this young winger has come on slowly but if he should leave, we should at least recoup what we paid for him.
Now that is how a successful Football Club like Arsenal do business they buy cheap and sell for more, after all its business!
Many would suggest that as we sell these players each season, we lose the chance of winning trophies and maybe you are right, but Arsenal are in it for the long-term. They see business as getting a cheap product and moulding their product then try and make a profit on their investment, and who can say that is wrong when Arsenal Football club is ranked as the sixth richest club in football?
All without heavy spending from wealthy investors.
Arsenal FC have maintained a top four position for fifteen years on the trot which is phenomenal, yes that’s the only way to describe that achievement, phenomenal.
Arsenal in crisis?
Ii don’t think so, that’s how Arsenal Football Club works and they are getting richer and richer they won’t be changing their tactics as their system works.
We have a squad of players earning very good money, coaching staff and a manager all earning a fantastic wage, yet we still turn over a profit.
Who in their right mind would interfere with that system? A system which may just produce a winning team, and when I say that, I mean trophies because that is the only thing missing – silverware.
Remember The Invincibles, that comes round perhaps once in a lifetime I was privileged to have seen it here at Arsenal, all the big spenders have not managed that achievement yet and I don’t think they ever will.
Don’t think that this Arsenal team have little to no chance of winning trophies, they do! We have very good players at our club and we have a squad capable of doing fantastic things, we just need that little bit of what every team needs, and that’s lady luck.
I must just finish with a word on Arsene Wenger, Ivan Gazidis and Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov, with your skills and sound investments you have a right to be proud. You have made Arsenal Football club a club to be proud of and I am extremely proud of Arsenal, but please just a little more money for Wenger in the transfer market. Thank you.
Written by Steve Palmer.
Titbits: Rémy Cabella is reported to be on Arsene Wenger’s radar according to special agent Agent_ITK on Twitter, the little midfielder was a team-mate of Giroud at Montpellier and suggestion is he could be signed if/when Robin van Persie leaves.
Also, Capoue is again linked with us but Barcelona are interested in him too so no hanging around, get in there and sign him up PDQ!
Other news going around is to do with Laurent Kosceinly, it seems the club are ready to tie him down to another long-term deal, and the player doesn’t need to think much before signing it – now that is committment!!