Wenger “We can now buy any players we want”
April 18, 2010
“For a while we were not investing maybe because we had built the stadium but I think our financial situation is now becoming much stronger and we will be capable to buy the players we need to buy”
So we were right all along, the cost of the Emirates did hold back Wenger’s spending… did he complain?
No, he cracked on and did the best he could, and let so called gooners castigate him for not spending.
Some gutter goon blogs (GGBs), you know the types, run by numpties who think they are proper fans because they spend X amount on season tickets, even tried their best to convince you the accounts suggested we had tens of millions to spend.
When they clearly showed a big debt to be repaid by Spring 2010.
How remarkable, we pay off the big debt (approx 130M) and we now have both Chairman and Manager of the Arsenal telling us how we now have more money than we have had for a long time and we are now capable of buying the players we need.
What does that tell you goons?
What it should tell you morons is that you were utterly wrong, and the manager should be lauded for keeping us in the hunt for 2 titles in the last 3 seasons… whilst his hands were firmly tied on spending.
Who else could have done such a fabulous job?
Liverpool have spent over 200M over the last 6 seasons… and achieved what exactly?
The Spuds have spent similar amounts and have now got to within 10 points of us in the league… and that’s progress?
Was the plan not clear enough when the stadium was built?
We were told it would ultimately help us spend more on player acquisitions, in the long-term… but not until the debt was fully under control.
We certainly won’t be paying silly money for average players, but if a Rooney type comes along, we can now whack out 30 large on him.
The beauty of what we shall spend being the funds are organic and not loaned or gifted to us by a bent oligarch.
Living within our means 3 or 4 seasons ago, meant we may have only had 10M in our transfer kitty, and we spent 10M or less.
Living within our means now and for the forseeable future will mean the manager has a great deal more to utilise.
He is not a miser, as many suggest, just go back to see his spending before the stadium for proof of that, but he is not a fool like Benitez to go and spend 20M on a shit player like Aquiliani simply because fans are moaning for signings.
Get backtracking and changing those stories GGBs.
You were wrong, and you know it!