Finally some truth from the Emirates ………but not actually said in a truth full way by OzzyAFC
Well, well, well Finally we get some truth emerging from the Club we all love so much, From the horses mouth no less and directededy at ALL the dissenters, and those who question the policies of the board and really anyone who’d like to see the club do better in the trophy stakes…at last we start to see the clearer picture.
The chairman himself Mr Peter Hill Wood has, in an oblique way told us all how it really is and for my money there’s far more to read into what he’s said that what he said, if that makes sense?
He is quoted as saying “Arsenal simply cannot compete with the Premier League rich-boys, He added: “Arsene has money to spend but there’s a limit. We can’t spend £50million on one player. At a certain level, we can’t compete. I don’t think Stan Kroenke is going to put the sort of dollars in that Roman Abramovich or Sheikh Mansour are putting into Chelsea or Manchester City, That’s not the way he thinks clubs should be run” He then went on to say ““Luckily, Arsene understands that. He got an economics degree from Strasbourg University so he’s certainly no fool, He knows how a club should be run. That annoys a lot of people but clubs have to be sustainable. We’re not going to go bankrupt in the way one or two other well known clubs have.” He the goes on to point to Rangers as a warning sign for clubs who spend beyond their means.
He said: “The Rangers example is something we’ve all got to guard against. They spent far more money than they could afford We’re ambitious enough but we’re not going to end in the same plight as Rangers. That is a fact of life .
“So my advice is; don’t get miserable about it.”
This sound to me like a very definite “shut up and put up” scenario coming from the illustrious Mr Hill Woods mouth with a very pointed “If you don’t like it you know what you can do!!!!!” added for good measure and that’s that So the message is clear Silent Stan is NOT going to put in any money he’s quiet happy to see his share prices soar (as are the rest of the inept board) and we will only spend what we make and as an Arsenal fan if you don’t like it (paying the highest prices in the land and seeing no silverware for your trouble) then you can go and F*ck yourself and support someone else.
This effectively puts a full stop to any of the Pro Usmanov, Pro spending fans diatribes about the whole issue and tells us that this is the way its going to be from now on in. So expect key players to leave again soon and the nearly but not quiet attitude to continue.
The question is, is Arsene Wenger really complicit in the boards attitude or is he just doing the best he can with the situation he is in?? What exactly does Stan Kroenke bring to the party?? (we know what he takes) but
where exactly is the added value of having the Yank as majority shareholder for the club?? Why is there such an antagonistic attitude toward Alisher Usmanov when he is clearly more inclined to invest some money to move us forward?? (Kroenke and Usmanov are just flip sides of the same coin) and finally where does Peter Hill Wood get off criticising the fans who questioned Wengers talent when at the stage that they did the question of what the club was going to achieve was a valid one?? Who does he think he is Telling the very people who make the club exist to blindly follow like sheep and not to dare question the clubs policies and strategy. We pay the most inflated prices throughout the land and he compares our club to Rangers (who were in a vastly different situation and circumstance than we will ever be) the message is “this is how it is, its not changing so if you don’t like it F*ck off”
Truth indeed from the emirates just worded in an entirely different manner.