Category Archives: Arsenal Financial News

Good news Arsenal as UEFA get tougher with FFP

Towards the end of last season, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger finally seemed to be vindicated over his financially stable way of running the Gunners. We heard that a number of clubs around Europe were set to face sanctions after breaking the Financial Fair Play rules, chief among them being Man City and PSG.

Great, we thought, now maybe these crazy transfer prices can calm down a bit and perhaps Arsenal could actually sign some of the players we wanted to without some other big time charlie coming along and outbidding us. But this feeling of optimism did not last long, as the Abu-Dhabi based owners of City, and the Qatari group in charge of PSG just carried on as if nothing had happened.

Has Kroenke finally twigged that Arsenal MUST win trophies?

It seemed for a long time to Arsenal fans that the American billionaire owner, or majority shareholder to be exact, Stan Kroenke was just a businessman who was happy as long as Arsene Wenger managed to balance the books. Maybe not though, as silent Stan has made a rare statement which sounds like he has caught the silverware bug that all of us fans already have.

Market value figures show Arsenal on the up with bright future

The financial figures released today should not be confused with the figures that show how much a club like Arsenal are earning, or how profitable they are. And even though they are supposed to reflect the value of a club, it is more to do with the strength of the brand, calculated by various factors including heritage, squad value, UEFA ranking and stadium attendance figures, as reported by the Daily Mail.

And the Gunners are looking good. Just as in the Premier League, we have finished in the same position as last season, but have made significant strides, with our market value supposedly jumping from US$410 million to US$505 million. That means we overtook Chelsea, although we stayed in sixth because Man City have risen.

BOOM – Sagna’s £23m deal shows Arsenal can NOT compete!!

Even though Arsenal Football Club has emerged from the other side of the financial tunnel caused by the financing of the Emirates stadium, it seems that the Gunners are still playing in a lower league to some other clubs. And despite the recent sanctions imposed on them by UEFA for breaking the FFP rules, Man City have just proved again that Arsenal cannot really compete in the transfer market.

The Gunners have had to see another of our players join City, and looking at the money involved in the deal reported by the Daily Mail, you cannot blame Bacary Sagna for choosing to change north London for Manchester. The France international has apparently signed a three year deal worth around £150,000 a week, which adds up to around £23 million.

Wow! Arsenal reward Wenger with 3 year deal and £100m transfer kitty

It seems there is no doubt at all in the minds of the Arsenal hierarchy that Arsene Wenger is the man to bring the glory days back to the Gunners. The fact that a contract offer has been on the table for some time shows that Silent Stan Kroenke, Ivan Gazidis, Sir Chips Keswick and anyone else with a say, did not have to see the Frenchman steer Arsenal to FA cup glory this season, but I think the manager and players did need it.

Arsenal chief vows to make FA trophy a stepping stone!

After the Gunners great day at Wembley, the Arsenal players can forget about club matters for a while as they head off on holiday or join up with their international team mates to prepare for the World Cup finals in Brazil. But that does not mean that Arsenal Football Club can take a break.

It is now that the backroom staff, especially those dealing with the transfer side of things, must get busy trying to strengthen the club for next season. This is an important time for Arsene Wenger, who is about to sihn his new contract, but equally if not more so for Ivan Gazidis.

FFP has given Arsenal a second chance! Will they take it?

Many people, including me, thought that this season offered Arsenal a unique opportunity. With Man City, Chelsea and United all going through changes of varying degrees of magnitude, and the Gunners finally coming out of the tunnel that paying off the Emirates stadium had plunged us into, Arsenal had a golden chance to capitalise.

As we know, that did not happen, although I still think it would have with a bit less bad luck on the injury front. And as it turned out, the team with the most money squeaked over the line. Arsene Wenger alluded to their squad depth being the key factor and normally you would think that the Gunners would rue a missed chance.

Arsenal get HUGE £36m cash boost from BPL

Hello Arsenal fans. We hear a lot about the Premier League being the best league in the world, and I believe that the competitive nature of it, the energy and passion make this true, but with two teams from La Liga contesting this season’s Champions League final and two from the German Bundesliga last year, it looks like there may be a flaw in that theory.

Arsenal to dodge Champions League play-offs as Man City fight FFP?

Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his backing for the new FFP rules and he may soon be even happier about them if Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League automatically, without having to undergo the inconvenience, stress and extra strain on the squad that a two- legged play-off in August would bring.

We do not know what the outcome will be yet, but we can hope. After Man City refused to accept the terms of their sanctions from UEFA for breaking the financial rules, as reported by The Mirror, their case is going to a special panel to decide what should happen. This panel has the power to expel them from the competition altogether and is not open to appeal.

Will Arsenal be content with Man City FFP punishment?

We all know that Arsenal have been one of the biggest supporters of the new Financial Fair Play rules brought in by Eoropean football’s governing body. And there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger and his way of doing business is pretty much the role model for clubs wanting to abide by the rules, which is why the Frenchman has often spoken about the need to enforce the rules properly or risk clubs simply ignoring the new rules.

Arsenal boss wants MASSIVE fines for FFP rule-breaking

Arsene Wenger has always been prudent with Arsenal’s finances and supported the idea of Financial Fair Play ever since the idea was first aired, but now it has been implemented Wenger wants gigantic fines imposed to deter clubs from breaking the rules again and again.

‘There are rules to apply for financial fair play,’ said Wenger, ‘If you don’t respect them, you have to apply the rules.

‘One of the rules is that normally you should be banned for the excess of the financial amount that is not justified, that is if you are £100m overboard, you should be punished for £100m of your wages bill in the Champions League.

Arsenal boss urges UEFA not to bottle FFP sanctions

Whereas may people have criticised Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for not spending money in recent years, others point to the Frenchman as being the ideal model for a modern club. The Gunners are run in a financially sustainable way, something that the powers that be in football supposedly want all clubs to do, in order to avoid the sort of calamities that have occurred at the likes of Portsmouth and Malaga.