Yes it is true that Arsenal have been guilty in the past of letting some of our best players leave. It was bad enough when the likes of Cesc Fabregas signed for clubs like Barcelona who were not in direct competition with the Gunners, but losing Ashley Cole to Chelsea, Nasri to Man City or perhaps worst of all Robin van Persie was not only painful for the fans because it strengthened a rival while weakening us, thereby making any chance of us winning the Premier League or other domestic trophy smaller.
But those dark days are over, or at least we hope they are, with Arsene Wenger no longer having to scratch around to find the money to pay off the Emirates stadium loan and to find decent players available for a pittance. Arsenal have not exactly been splashing the cash over the last few years though, so there is still a feeling that money takes precedence over glory at our club.
Does this mean that Gooners should be worried about the report in The Sun that says Jose Mourinho is ready to make a £35 million transfer bid for the Wales international star Aaron Ramsey? Well in a word, no.
Ramsey is tied up to a long term contract and is one of Wenger’s main men so you would have to be talking about something like £50 million to make this a possibility. And then you have the Mourinho and Wenger factor. Not only are United our EPL rivals but now that the former Chelsea boss is in charge I think our manager would rather give one of his players to another club for nothing than sell them to Mourinho.
Are the papers starting to get a bit desperate for Arsenal transfer rumours or something?