Don’t worry Arsenal fans, all that money that you spend on massively overpriced merchandise or the even more inflated cost of a pie and a pint after paying the most expensive ticket prices in the country are not just going to line the pockets of the club’s owners and board members.
You will be surprised to hear from the manager who has spent less than £20 million on just the two new players Elneny and Cech over the last couple of transfer windows why the club feels the need to keep fleecing us fans. As reported by The Mirror, Wenger said in his press conference today that club’s need as much money as possible to keep up with the transfer spending on the modern game.
He said, “We are a company who on one side people want you to buy more players, the prices of players goes up so we need to supplement the ability to buy new players.
“The pressure on spending will become even greater and you can not always distribute the money to other people.”
Seriously, and he said this with no trace of holding back a laugh and without having his fingers crossed behind his back.
The subject came up because as well as there being calls from supporters for Premier League clubs to pass down some of the benefits from the massive increase in TV money being earned, Arsenal have had the cheek to tell fans they will be charged extra on their season tickets for watching the team play Barcelona.
So a club with something like £200 million in the bank and that does not spend any sort of decent money on the transfers that might give us a chance against the Champions League holders are going to charge extra for the privilege of watching us get thrashed and knocked out of Europe early, again.
And they will probably just throw that extra TV money on the massive pile of cash already gathering dust. Time for a protest Gooners?