Arsenal recently released an article on their club website Arsenal.com, which stated the club’s financial situation for the previous season, ending in May 2013. And although the figures may not have been as impressive as previous years, the club still made a profit in excess of £6 million, and ultimately there’s more good news for the Gunners, with the announcement that Arsenal plan to continue spending the money!
Wenger’s Dilemma: by EddieJB
It seems to me that Arsene Wenger’s attitude towards signing players for Arsenal has been similar to that of an artist putting the final touches to their masterpiece. Having put so much effort into creating a new Arsenal philosophy, home and healthy bank balance, he simply does not want to risk being rash and ruin it all. He has spent the last decade with severe financial restrictions placed upon him due to a combination of pretty badly negotiated sponsorship deals and a new stadium; knowing as early as 2003 that he would have to start on a blank canvas (pun indended) very soon as the soon-to-become invincibles era came to a close, with high fan expectations and low resources.
As an Arsenal fan, I am confused and hurt. by Hassan Ibrahim
The signing of Dennis Bergkamp was, in my opinion, a masterstroke. It allowed the team to operate with a new dynamic despite his slow start in the Premier League. What followed was a series of decisions by the board that allowed Arsenal to transcend and become serial title challengers. These decisions included signing an array of talent – including Arsene Wenger. The board recognised that there was no point in signing a player of Bergkamp’s calibre if the rest of the squad was below par.
According to the Metro, Arsenal have told their number goal-keeping target Julio Cesar that he will have to take a pay-cut if he wants to complete a move to the Emirates this summer.
The report also goes on to say that the Brazilian international is keen on the move to North London as he looks to guarantee himself a place in the Brazilian starting eleven for next year’s World Cup, something he doesn’t believe he can do while playing in the Championship.
Blame Wenger all you want But Gazidis and Kroenke must go. by John Collard
Hi guys I hope all is well.
Before I start I want to wish everyone of you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Now moving on I just want to write a small blog and maybe get some feed back on your opinion of the Arsenal board we have at our wonderful club. Wenger has taken some serious criticism for many fans and papers over the last few days and at times very harsh indeed. But what I found very interesting was Usmanov jumping to the defence of our great leader. Usmanov has taken a huge swipe at the current board of the Yank and greedy Gazidis.
Wage structure. by LM
Just read an article on the JustArsenal.com site about Peter Hill-Wood – Greedy Walcott just wants more money….
After reading the whole article and the comments posted below. I started thinking, isn’t Arsene Wenger the highest paid manager in the league (125,000 a week)? And isn’t everyone critizing the board every year for selling Arsenal’s best players, pocketing the money and then not reinvesting anything back into the club?
Also someone had commented, “Just like Mr Gazidis got. 25% rise was it? 2nd highest paid nobody (exec) in football after City’s Gary Cook or whatever he’s called, there’s even a rumour he pockets more than the whole Chelsea executive team.”
Worrying times for Arsenal fans ? by James H
As you all know Arsenal have not won a trophy for 7 years and the fans are starting to get impatient, every year top players seem to leave the club I could name all the players but I would be here for a while so will only name a few: Fabregas, Nasri, song, and rvp. They are just the recent ones and many names have left before.
In my previous article – We Need More Gooners! – I wrote about last season and the state of affairs at Arsenal. In this one I envision myself in the place of Ivan Gazidis during a media conference about the future of Cesc.
Q1: Did Arsenal receive any offers for Fabregas.
Yes we did receive an offer but it was rejected because the bid was an embarrassment not only to Arsenal but also to Cesc. Cesc was hugely undervalued to the point where the bid made him look like mere mediocre player rather that the world class footballer and professional that he is. It was therefore rejected without any negotiations.
MORE SIGNINGS MR GAZIDIS – YOUR HAVING A LARF! by Julian Fairbanks
Had to laugh, well not really; actually I was well vexed at the lies Kroenke’s spin monkey came out with in the latest filtered down to AFC.COM sack of lies.
Obviously Yank Stan is reading a lot of disgruntlement on the forums and before the asset stripper can sell our institution he must make it look like we still have appeal; dupe the fans in other words.
The very fact that a club the size of ours has one of its top players with just a year remaining on his contract is ridiculous. This is a problem that should NEVER have been allowed to happen, and Arsene Wenger, along with Ivan Gazidis should come out publicly to apologize for the embarrassment this has caused.
It’s a situation that stinks of lazy management if I’m honest, and it simply wouldn’t happen at any of our title rivals. But to make matters even WORSE than they already are, our manager, who the world knows is obsessed with making money, has decided that the time is right to show some authority, and force Samir Nasri to stay. This is the most mind boggling part of the whole debacle. It’s crazy, it’s foolish, and it’s actually bordering on idiotic.