Some people think that Arsene Wenger is Arsenal football club by KM
It’s hard to believe that there are still people out there who think that Arsene is some sort of god who does magic tricks to put Arsenal into the top 4. I read a lot of comments on this site saying that “there is no pot of gold hiding somewhere”, when the truth is that Arsenal have lots of money to fix some obvious problems.
Looking at the Forbes statistics about the richest football clubs, Arsenal lie 5th (ranked July 15, 2014) with a value of 1,331 million us dollars.The clubs above us are Bayern, Man Utd, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Our revenue is 370 million and that is not counting the Puma kit deal which came into action in the summer.
For 2013 Arsenal were ranked 4th (above Bayern Munich) with almost similar numbers to the German giants, who have climbed above Arsenal by a staggering 500 million US dollars, something you can expect when you dominate the Bundesliga and win the Champions league.
Still Arsenal are 500 million clear in value higher than Man City and have similar revenues to our competitors. We have a wage bill of 161 million pounds and thats before the arriving of our five summer signings, including Alexis Sanchez who himself earns more than 100,000 pounds a month.
So tell me, how do you believe that Arsene is sitting there counting his pennies, when we have the grand canyon in our defense? We have Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta starting, thankfully Arteta will probably miss the Swansea game.
Arsene Wenger is not Arsenal Football Club regardless of the similarity in his name to the one of the club. When people talk about Sir Alex Ferguson they all speak of the trophies he’s won. His success left Man Utd. in a position to hire any manager and give him all the money he wants and they can still buy great talent without champions league football.
At Arsenal what was achieved in the last 10 years was not based on success. The money Arsenal DO HAVE are because of smart business management, not Arsene Wenger. Arsenal football club has more employees than the Manager and the players. People on the board are equally if not more important for the stadium move than Arsene.
All Arsene has to do is spot what’s sitting in front of his eyes as a defensive black hole that sucks every headed ball in the back of our net and do something about it. A tactically adequate manager with a few good signings would be the messiah to some Arsenal fans, considering how happy some are with Wengers “4th is a trophy”.
The Swansea game could go either way, but whichever way it goes it will not matter, because the deeper problem will not be resolved. Who starts on our next game will actually matter when we take advantage of being the 5th richest club in a world where countries go bankrupt, and we can be spoiled enough to solve our problems by dropping bags of money here and there, to clubs who actually have limited resources.
Dortmund and Atletico Madrid are examples of how you can be successful in football with low budgets. That’s of course when you measure success in trophies and finals and medals, because on the business side, we’re doing pretty damn good!