Can Arsenal even get our targets this Summer? by Galen
It would not be the first time that a player took a cut in pay to join Arsenal, with that apparently being the situation when Mikel Arteta joined the Gunners from Everton to get Champions League Football. With James Milner currently earning around £80,000 a week at Man City and being offered a new contract by his club, that may have to be the case again if he is to join Arsenal this summer.
There is a very interesting Arsenal rumour this morning from the respected English newspaper The Guardian, that states that Arsene Wenger is set to take advantage of James Milner’s unhappy status at moneybags Manchester City. The midfielder is unhappy at being forced to play in wide positions for City and is looking for a club that wlll allow him to play in a more central role as he was promised when he signed for the moneybags club.
Arsene Wenger has always been prudent with Arsenal’s finances and supported the idea of Financial Fair Play ever since the idea was first aired, but now it has been implemented Wenger wants gigantic fines imposed to deter clubs from breaking the rules again and again.
A lot of Arsenal fans are not too keen, to say the least, on the Man City midfielder Samir Nasri and he is well aware of it. I am not going to go too much into the reasons for that now. The France international does still, however, profess to have feelings about his former club, but especially for the boss Arsene Wenger.
I had better be careful what I say here Arsenal fans. The figures released recently in the Deloitte Football Money League report were picked up by lots of newspapers and websites, with many of the English ones concentrating on the fact that Manchester United have slipped out of the top three and been replaced by the treble winning German club Bayern Munich. Not too surprising really.
We are all wrong, and we are all right. By Gunner Gyz
The tone of this site, particularly the comment section has been doom and gloom lately. Does this mean Arsenal is in a downward spiral? Maybe yes, but probably not. Let’s take a quick look at why you guys are right to be concerned, and why some AKB’s are right to tell you to sit down.
The Problem at Arsenal by Big Gun
We are all very anxious about what has/hasn’t transpired so far during this transfer window. It is no question that the Arsenal squad needs, at the very least, two additional world class players to ensure top 4 next season and perhaps a trophy. After an almost 9 year trophy drought, after being possibly the best club in the world in 04/05, I think it is about time the board and management at Arsenal put glory and success first above balancing the books.