It has been some time since I was at school, Arsenal fans, but I was pretty good at maths and I am sure my memory has not failed me to the point where I cannot do a simple sum like adding and subtracting, but maybe it has because the numbers concerning the amount of money available to Arsene Wenger to fund the transfer deals he wanted this summer just does not add up.
So we have been told for years that the club has been run so well that we have a sizable chunk of change sat in the bank, even though the boss never actually used much of it to sign players. And if Arsenal have been performing well on the commercial side of things this cash pot would surely grow all the time.
That is why most Arsenal fans expected big things in the transfer market this summer. In fact we expected it because we were promised it and after the decision to renew the contract of our long serving manager against the wishes of many fans it felt as though the club had no choice but to spend big money on signings.
As we know that did not happen and Arsenal actually made a profit but Wenger is now telling us in a report by The Mirror that he had no choice but to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and that begs the question of where the £100 or £200 million that we were supposed to have for transfers has gone?
The Frenchman said, “We had to sell somebody, and overall, I believe that we are today in a strong financial situation, as always, and we have a good enough squad to compete.”
We had to sell? Really? Maybe Arsenal need to check under the sofa cushions because there seems to be a couple of hundred million missing….