The worst Arsenal rumour by Dan Smith
Naturally the last week has been dominated by debate about who should and shouldn’t be our next manager. Yet the rumour we should most concern ourselves about is the one saying that only 50 million is available in this summer’s transfer kitty.
If that is true then fans should apologise for hounding Arsene Wenger out of the Emirates . It would be the ultimate truth that he has been forced to work with owners with no ambition to see us compete for major honours, that in fact winning FA Cups and getting in the top 4 was overacheivement in terms of the environment he was in.
How any business man can reflect on this season and come to the conclusion that only 50 million is required to fix this squad is laughable.
Throw in the fact that the Manchester clubs are almost guaranteed to throw around another couple of hundred million and we are further away than ever from winning the Premiership.
Given the TV money we rake in, it is insulting to every gooner to come up with that figure. 50 million in today’s market at best will get you one decent player but that would be it.
I’m not surprised. Last August we were willing to give Monaco 90 million for Lemar but only on the condition we sold Sanchez first.
Yet some supporters have got caught up in this ‘cycle of change’, naively thinking that a new boss will suddenly be given unlimited funds, that Stan Kroenke’s mindset has changed after all these years.
If these reports are true then it’s also an indication of our managerial shortlist. No top name will agree to replacing the greatest manager in our history with nothing to spend, they would laugh in Ivan Gazidis’ face.
Is that the real reason why some on the board are pushing for a younger face, someone who will put up with this nonsense for the honour of being at a top club.
Something tells me Arsene Wenger is not the man we needed out of our club!