Well if it’s not Mesut Ozil, it’s Arsene’s new contract and it seems there is no news in that department.
There are no new talks planned. At the end I will decide how well I’ve done for this club. You judge a manager on how well he does with the team. We are not in hurry. We are in September my contract expires in June. There’s a long way to go.
He suggested that one of the major factors in him signing a contract extension is the way the team preform and the results we achieve over the next few months. The newspapers have interpreted that to mean ‘if we fail he Wenger will walk away’ but he didn’t say that. He just suggested that he wants to achieve the best he can with the players he has and by voicing that, the players now know they will paly a big part in what happens to their manager. No pressure then…. I think he’s already signed it but he and the club are waiting for the right time to announce it but like Is aid, that’s just my hunch. Talking about signing Mesut Ozil and spending big in doing so he said:
Of course [it’s a statement]. We had to go through some years with restricted financial potential and the target was to stay in the Champions League during this period. We were able to do it and now we are strong financially.
Arsene Wenger also went on to say that now there is money, he really isn’t afraid to spend it. He implied that before now, any money was ‘artificial’ and that’s why he wasn’t prepared to spend what wasn’t actually there in the flesh, now it is, things are very different. I really hope that all he is saying now is true and Ozil is the start of better players, more quality in the right places and not just names who are bought in and made to fit in somewhere, because that hasn’t worked. Arsene Wenger can’t do anything more now, other than to get the best from who he has and if he does that, we may just be ok, until January when hopefully, we’ll see at least a top class striker signed up.
This won’t surprise many….
An annual study into the cost of season tickets and general tickets has been completed, apparently it’s the biggest in British football which includes the prices of 164 clubs in the top 10 divisions. (I didn’t know there were 10)
Average ticket prices across English football’s top four divisions have fallen by up to 2.4%, the BBC Sport Price of Football study has found.
- The most expensive ticket in English football remains at Arsenal, where a category A adult match-day ticket can cost up to £126. Their cheapest ticket is £26.
- The cheapest adult season ticket in the Premier League is £299 at Manchester City. The most expensive is £1,955 at Arsenal, although this includes seven cup matches.
A few more top class signing might ease those costs…
On the injury front, things aren’t quite as bad as first feared. Tomas Rosicky is set to miss out with a hamstring injury and Yaya Sanogo is the only other addition to the ‘already injured’ list.
Oh and Arsene is unsure whether the £42 million man will start or not…
That’s it for another day….