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!
After reading reports and checking web stories about how Usmanov will “re-evaluate” his position in regards to Arsenal at the end of the season, I feel compelled to state my views on the matter.
Based on what I’ve read in various posts around the web and at JustArsenal there seem to 3 groups of people:
1. Pro Usmanov – Anti Kroenke (PUAK)
2. Pro Kroenke-Anti Usmanov (PKAU)
3. Anti Kroenke-Anti Usmanov (AKAU)
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.
Hi Gooners. by John Collard
Today I would like to talk to you guys and ask for your opinions about what the hell is going on. Guys I would like to make this clear before you read on, that this is me asking for your views and opinions. I do not seek an argument and those that choose then I have no time at all for. In these times we need to stick together and any view is always welcome. Arsene Wenger is a great manager (Of course) No question. Arsene Wenger is also a phenomenal businessman (Without question), and without shadow of a doubt the worlds best.
It is time for some answers by John
It will be fascinating to know what went through the mind of Stan Kroenke as he sat through Wednesday night’s depressing Champions League encounter against the team who sit in third place in the Bundesliga.
In all likelihood, his only real interest in Arsenal is how much profit it can add to his business portfolio. As long as Arsene Wenger is able to produce major assets that can be sold on at huge profits and guarantee at least £20 million a year by qualifying for the Champions League, then Kroenke is probably a very happy man.
Where does the real truth Lay?? by OzzyAFC
We all knew it would happen, Most didn’t want it to Happen and No one wanted it to happen this way but it has Robin Van Persie no longer scores when he wants…at least not in an Arsenal shirt any more . Now while a great many of us pause to reflect on what has happened here I have to admit that I am relieved it’s over even if the outcome has made me sick to my stomach.
I wish you all very well. Today is just a small blog from myself and I’m asking you guys what I have asked many times before. Can we now not see that our club is being wrecked buy a board that only has desire to make money? Wenger has taken so much abuse from some of the people on this site, but I’m telling I am 100 percent sure the board have said, (Right Wenger, we will give you this to spend and just keep us in the top 6). Even if you read Van Persie’s statement, he speaks highly of Wenger but chooses not to mention the men upstairs. Wenger has made it clear that he wants to keep Van Persie until his contract expires. So does this now not put all the rubbish to one side and tell us it’s not Wengers fault?
Who does Wenger think he is fooling when he says that he believes that Arsenal can win the league?
When there was a level playing field Arsenal could proudly boast to being a top team, capable of winning the league and every other competition; but with the arrival of the oligarch to West London and the sheikh to Manchester, everything changed.
Abramovich threw hundreds of millions at his pet project and if something didn’t work he threw it away and started again.
Sheikh Mansour has done exactly the same at Manchester City; the difference being that part of the building process has involved taking some of Arsenal’s best talent.
First of all, a big shout out to you for creating and maintaining a blog for the fans of our football club.
I am, and have always been, a very passionate Arsenal supporter and am becoming increasingly frustrated with the club and its directors.
In response to Alisher Usmanov’s open letter to the current board of directors of Arsenal Holdings plc, in which he acknowledged the power of the voice of the fans through social media sites, I created a simple voting webpage on which the fans of Arsenal can vote on whether or not they would like Usmanov to be given a seat on the board.
Why Robin Loves Arsenal. by Mategyero
A few days ago when Robin van Persie released a statement to the fans about his future at the club, many things have happened. Some fans have been furious, while others asking him for a second chance! In fact, a facebook fan page was created for just that. The aim of the page was to get 20,000 fans to show Robin that we still need him around. The last time I checked, the page had surpassed 12K fans. Incredible isn’t it?
It was love.