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Arsenal hold ticket prices then reveal record matchday revenue

The Arsenal boss Ivan Gazidis has announced that the club are freezing season ticket prices for next season (although Club Members will pay an extra 2%) which will hopefully see the protests we saw last year come down to minimum.

Gazidis makes it sound like he is doing the fans a favour when he said: “We have fantastic support with all our home games selling out week after week, year after year.

“The Arsenal board, as always, works to strike a balance between the expense of coming to games for our supporters and the club’s ever-increasing costs and expenditure as it develops on and off the pitch.”

Has Arsenal chief set ball rolling to sack Wenger?

The co-owner of Arsenal, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, has not got a place on the board of Arsenal, even though he would dearly love one and is second only to Stan Kroenke in how much of the club he owns. So that means he has no direct control or say in the running of the club.

In reality, however, when someone like that who owns over 30 percent of a club has something to say about the running of it, people tend to listen. Usmanov has done that before, of course, criticising the lack of investment in players. But yesterday he turned his attention to Arsene Wenger for the first time, suggesting that it was the manager’s philosophy and transfer policy that was to blame for our struggles.

Arsenal and the Board don’t have the passion to be Champions

Arsenal Collapse by SG

I have been an Arsenal fan ever since they dominated English football, became the ‘invincibles’ and inspired a generation of young fans. In stark contrast now Arsenal has withered away and is clinging on to the past that was and the reputation of being a massive contender. Sadly Arsenal really have regressed year after year. It is clear that the top teams in Europe are way beyond the footballing ability of Arsenal.

Is it FEAR stopping Arsenal from replacing Wenger?

The chief executive of Arsenal Football Club Ivan Gazidis has been speaking about the Gunners and about our manager Arsene Wenger. And Gazidis’ words on the longest serving manager in the Premier League by a mile, as well as giving the Frenchman all the credit he deserves for what he has dome for the Gunners, also suggest to me that one of the reasons that the frustration of large numbers of Arsenal fans about the boss have not led to us changing managers is the fear of what comes next.

Arsenal DO NOT WANT to win the Premier League!

Arsenal do not even want to win the Premiership.by Peter H

Hi all you Gunners. I am writing this before the Chelsea game and am hoping we can pull it off to get our season started, so good luck to the team.

Win or lose today, we are deluding ourselves if we think that Wenger and the board even want to win the league.To me it is clear that Wenger is still employed by the board because he is brilliant at calculating what he needs to do to keep the team in one of the top four positions that he holds so dear.

Has Arsene Wenger conned the Arsenal fans again?

Arsenal Con by DS

This time last year Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil. I asked the question “was this a sign of the club’s new found ambition” or merely a crowd pleasing signing, a realisation that Gooners were no longer listening to Arsene Wenger’s excuses, and were ready to vote with their feet? Of course once our board thought there was a chance of not selling shirts, and more importantly season tickets, they were happy to splash the cash.

Arsenal fans must praise Ivan Gazidis for a change!

Why we must praise Gazidis for his work this summer by KJ

Ivan Gazidis when he first joined Arsenal had big shoes to fill and over the years has received stick from the fans for not performing as well as David Dein did for us during our prime years under Wenger. But I’ve always felt the majority of the outrage from fans was unjust and he was handed an extremely difficult job back in 2009. But now, I think he’s really grown into his role at Arsenal and I feel he deserves praise for how he’s approached this summer.

Arsenal chief reveals Wenger IS closing on transfer targets!!

After the Arsenal manager gave all Gooners a familiar feeling of dread by suggesting that no signiuficant business would be done in the summer transfer window early, we have had to sit and watch our rivals snap up various players. But the Gunners’ chief executive Ivan Gazidis has told us not to worry, and that the Frenchman is not just twiddling his thumbs and concentrating on his role as World Cup pundit for French TV.

As revealed in a Daily Star report, Gazidis has spoken out to reassure anxious Arsenal fans about the transfer plans of the club, and insisted that any fears about the Frenchman’s tendency to treat his transfer budget like a vampire and not allow it to see daylight, are groundless.

Wow! Arsenal reward Wenger with 3 year deal and £100m transfer kitty

It seems there is no doubt at all in the minds of the Arsenal hierarchy that Arsene Wenger is the man to bring the glory days back to the Gunners. The fact that a contract offer has been on the table for some time shows that Silent Stan Kroenke, Ivan Gazidis, Sir Chips Keswick and anyone else with a say, did not have to see the Frenchman steer Arsenal to FA cup glory this season, but I think the manager and players did need it.

Arsenal chief vows to make FA trophy a stepping stone!

After the Gunners great day at Wembley, the Arsenal players can forget about club matters for a while as they head off on holiday or join up with their international team mates to prepare for the World Cup finals in Brazil. But that does not mean that Arsenal Football Club can take a break.

It is now that the backroom staff, especially those dealing with the transfer side of things, must get busy trying to strengthen the club for next season. This is an important time for Arsene Wenger, who is about to sihn his new contract, but equally if not more so for Ivan Gazidis.

Wenger handed £70 m to boost Arsenal – Where’s the rest?

I don’t know if Arsenal fans are supposed to get excited about the news that Arsene Wenger is to be handed a transfer kitty of around £70 million to spend in the summer transfer window. It does sound like quite a lot, and if the Frenchman spends it all, it will be our biggest spending spree ever.

But, excuse me if I am being slow, did the club not supposedly have around £50 million to spend in January? Don’t tell me we gave all that to Kim Kallstrom. The point I am making is that another £20 million on top of what we should have spent in January is miserly.

Former Arsenal chairman on Wenger’s new contract…

Some praise for the boss from Peter Hill-Wood by Ash

As I am sure you will be aware Arsene Wenger celebrates his 1000th fixture in charge of Arsenal this weekend. The game which is a visit to Stamford Bridge to face Premier League leaders Chelsea, will be yet another tough trip and especially so as Wenger is yet to beat Jose Mourinho.

Speaking ahead of the momentous occasion, former chairman Peter Hill-Wood was quick to offer support and praise for the manager of almost 18 years and state his reflection of Arsene’s Arsenal career. As Hill-Wood told The Telegraph, he is expecting many more years to come from Wenger.