Selling your best players is selling your dreams. by GP
It must take a special kind of denial or stubbornness to ignore your mistakes, especially when they smack you in the face every day.
Over the last few years Arsenal has continued to sell our most outstanding players for profit and replaced them with inferior players. In some cases we never replaced them at all.
But maybe some good may come out of this. Robin Van Persie is making headlines every week for Man Utd and every goal he scores makes me more resentful towards our own manager and board.
His early form and success can only inspire Walcott and Sagna to leave a club that shows no ambition to win again
or real desire to keep them.
My wish is that maybe Wenger and the Arsenal board will confront their mistakes and decide to make amends. The reality is they wont. They insist that this is all part of some Master Plan!
We the fans are the ones who feel it most no matter what players say. The Manchester derby today was littered with ex Arsenal players that have made both teams stronger. This was the kind of top of the table fixture we played in all the time.
I realise that in many cases these players wanted to leave but that is because we stopped showing the ambition as a club to compete.
How can Wenger and our board watch our ex players compete at a higher level than us without feeling uncomfortable with their decision to sell them and invest more money in our team?
I will never question his honesty because he is a man of honour but at some point his conscience and a willingness to put things right should have surfaced by now.
I do not believe January gets the best business done but a couple of signings would be a show of intent.
Some will say that this is a negative post and that is their opinion but surely, beating West Brom at home should be a given for us rather than a relief…
The Manchester teams may still be our rivals, but not in terms of where the title will end up. Only some serious spending can make us relevant again.