Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the Financial Fair Play is now dead in the water and EUFA simply cannot stop the moneybags clubs spending what they like in the transfer market. Witness how much clubs like Man City, Man United and Liverpool have spent lately.
Arsenal have begun to generate (and build up) their own cash reserves but, according to Wenger, there are simply no players good enough to buy available right now. “We continue to run our business with the resources we create.” Le Prof said. “We can always recreate the resources and they can put a hundred or two hundred on top. It is always like that.
“Maybe it will change here one day. I’ve said to you all the time it is not a shortage of money. At the moment it is a handicap to us because we have the resources, just a shortage of players.”
A shortage of players is an interesting idea which I honestly find hard to believe, as I saw today that Premier League clubs have already spent over 700 million in this transfer window, and that is not counting the money from other big leagues in Europe. So have all those other clubs been spending their money on fresh air?
Yet again after today’s game, Wenger was again asked if there was any possibility of any incoming players, and he gave his stock response. “We are open and we are in the transfer market. If we find an exceptional player in any sector, we will do it. At the moment I don’t know if something will happen or not.”
I am finding it harder and harder to believe that Wenger has any intention of spending any money at all. He is still clinging to the idea that either Walcott or Giroud will prove that they can score goals, but in fact our team has only scored ONE goal in the opening four matches (thanks to Olivier).Do we really have enough firepower NOT to buy a striker?
Oh yeah Welbeck will be back soon…..