With new financial regulations coming into play next season, quite a few clubs in the Premier league and around Europe will have a lot of work to do to change and get ready for the new rules, but Arsenal are already in the perfect position and are a role model to other clubs, according to our chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
“Arsenal were operating like this a long time before football looked at it and decided that it would be a good path for football to move in to.
“Unsustainable spending and unsustainable environments don’t last forever.
“The revenues the game generates, particularly the Premier league’s position, is fantastic.”
Gazidis believes that tighter controls will protect the league, the clubs and the fans and will allow them to keep English football at the forefront of World sport.
He went on to defend Arsene Wenger and his transfer policy while also suggesting that there will be some serious money spent in the near future, just not recklessly. It may be a little dig at the big spenders and purchases like Andy Carroll to Liverpool and Fernando Torres to Chelsea when Gazidis states that money does not guarantee success.
“I don’t think Arsene is conservative, I think he is extraordinarily brave.
“He is not afraid to spend money when he sees a player he thinks can kick us forward but he is not obsessed with the security that a big transfer fee might give him.
“I think that the time when we have to continue to ask them (Arsenal fans) for patience is coming to an end and I think we will be able to deliver the kind of success they want on a consistent basis going forward as one of the leading clubs in Europe.”
I know we feel we have heard it all before but January and the transfer window should give us a sign if Gazidis is merely talking or if we are about to push forwards.