Category Archives: Arsenal Financial News

Arsenal v Palace – KJ’s Player Ratings

Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace, Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 6
Wasn’t at his best today. Wasn’t commanding enough during free kicks and almost cost us late on with a poor claim for a Palace corner.

Debuchy – 6
He was similarly poor. Was good offensively but struggled massively defensively. He was easily turned by Bolasie/Puncheon throughout the game and always seemed to come out poorly in the one on one duels.

Chambers – 8 (MOTM)
An absolutely quality performance by our young English defender. He was as composed as you like and was never flustered by the pressure put on him by Palace when they broke. He is a consummate professional.

How much have Arsenal REALLY spent so far this summer?

A look into Arsenal’s financial side of this summer by Pearsenal

As most would agree, up to now Arsenal have had a very productive summer. However most would also agree that a couple more signings are required if we are to claim top honours this season in the form of the Premier League or rather more optimistically the Champions League.

There have been rumours of a £100m budget and media links with the likes of Nastasic and Hummels, Khedira and Carvalho, and Reus and Cavani to name just a few. Unfortunately it isn’t a bottomless pit of money, but after departures and arrivals what financial situation do we look to be in and what can we expect in the time leading up to the 1st of September.

Arsenal fans must praise Ivan Gazidis for a change!

Why we must praise Gazidis for his work this summer by KJ

Ivan Gazidis when he first joined Arsenal had big shoes to fill and over the years has received stick from the fans for not performing as well as David Dein did for us during our prime years under Wenger. But I’ve always felt the majority of the outrage from fans was unjust and he was handed an extremely difficult job back in 2009. But now, I think he’s really grown into his role at Arsenal and I feel he deserves praise for how he’s approached this summer.

THREE reasons why Walcott will extend his Arsenal contract

Why it will be easy to get Walcott to renew his deal at Arsenal by KJ

With us signing Sanchez, Walcott’s impact on the team has gone slightly under the radar. Many of us would agree that his injury ultimately prevented us from winning the title last season. He would’ve easily won us another 7 points and would’ve changed the dynamic of the big games where we lost heavily. This is high praise for a player who’s already only got two years left on his contract and we’ll need to renew it soon if we are to keep him. Fortunately enough, I can see three reasons as to why negotiations will be quick and easy.

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.