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Arsenal Analysis – In-depth look at the the 25 man rule and our squad

Rules, Current Players & Hopeful New Signings‏ for Arsenal by Crack

Clubs cannot name more than 17 non home-grown players aged over 21. With a further 8 home-grown players making a total of 25 man squad.

Many have misinterpreted this as meaning clubs have to register 8 homegrown players, which isn’t true – clubs could theoretically just register 17 non-homegrown players. In addition, all clubs are allowed to use as many U21 players as they wish. For the 2014-2015 season, this means any player born on or after 1 January 1993.

Arsenal to dodge Champions League play-offs as Man City fight FFP?

Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his backing for the new FFP rules and he may soon be even happier about them if Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League automatically, without having to undergo the inconvenience, stress and extra strain on the squad that a two- legged play-off in August would bring.

We do not know what the outcome will be yet, but we can hope. After Man City refused to accept the terms of their sanctions from UEFA for breaking the financial rules, as reported by The Mirror, their case is going to a special panel to decide what should happen. This panel has the power to expel them from the competition altogether and is not open to appeal.

Will Arsenal be content with Man City FFP punishment?

We all know that Arsenal have been one of the biggest supporters of the new Financial Fair Play rules brought in by Eoropean football’s governing body. And there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger and his way of doing business is pretty much the role model for clubs wanting to abide by the rules, which is why the Frenchman has often spoken about the need to enforce the rules properly or risk clubs simply ignoring the new rules.

Wenger has run out of excuses not to spend Arsenal’s money

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.

Wenger says Uefa are taking the piss!

Football, and sport in general. is having a hard time at the minute. With doping scandals and match fixing involving betting syndicates, the integrity of sport is under attack. The unpredictability of sport is what gives it such great appeal, and the Arsenal manager thinks that it is up to the governing bodies to do everything they can to to protect this. It seems, however, that Uefa are missing a trick and are in danger of letting the publis think they are a bit soft on cheats.

Arsenal’s chances given huge boost by Uefa

There are a lot of people who admire the way that Arsenal Football Club is run, and hold it up as the correct business model, especially in the middle of this global crisis. The massive debts and subsequent problems for clubs such as Portsmouth, Leeds United and Malaga are the reasons behind Uefa bringing in the new Financial Fair Play rules.

The rules are intended to stop clubs spending wildly on player’s transfer fees and wages, and Arsenal fans are hoping that it will stop the spiralling of wages to ridiculous levels that Chelsea really kicked off, and Manchester City have picked up the baton and ran with. Arsenal, being a globally popular club with huge revenue but with owners who are unwilling to spend their own money, stand to be a major beneficiary of the rules.

Di Matteo agrees with Wenger over Financial Fair Play rules

Chelsea managed to just about beat Arsenal this weekend, but the front four of Torres, Mata, Hazard and Oscar cost around 125million, an amount which would send most teams bankrupt in double-quick time.

Arsene Wenger has always been at the forefront of promoting UEFA’s call for Financial Fair Play and it seems that his Chelsea counterpart Roberto Di Matteo is in full agreement that the rules are neccessary to stop so many clubs going out of business. He said: ‘We as a club are in favour of Financial Fair Play,’

Wenger – UEFA love to suspend me!

Wenger says he feels helpless from the stands

Arsene Wenger will have to watch his team taking on French champions Montpellier from the stands as a result of his suspension from UEFA.
Wenger was handed this ban and a fine of 40,000 euros after his altercation with referee Damir Skomina last season during 2nd leg of the tie against AC Milan. This is certainly not the first time that the Arsenal manager has been made to watch a match from the stands. Last time Wenger received similar punishment after his post-match comments in defeat to Barcelona in the 2010-11 season. The following season, Wenger again fell out with the officials at UEFA after he communicated with the bench from the stands during the qualifying match against Udinese.

Is Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner running out of money???

So you have a professional footballer that plays for Arsenal (or Sunderland if you prefer) in the Premier League, and is rumoured to be earning at least 50,000 GBP every single week of his professional life, but is he a bit short of extra cash?

It would seem so, because the Danish international has obviously decided to risk the wrath of UEFA by breaking their rules about unapproved advertising during the European Championships. It was so blatant that he may as well have had a placard reading “Best Free Bets” attached to him during the game!

Wenger – The referee was biased against Arsenal

Arsene Wenger saw his team make a gallant effort to pull back from a 4-0 deficit against AC Milan last night, but he felt that Arsenal had to play against a biased referee as well as the Italian giants.

Wenger was so incensed that he chased the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina down the tunnel after the game after he only played three minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

Wenger Wants Rule Change To Stop Rory Delap

Arsene Wenger was recently in Switzerland with a host of other top European managers to discuss the future of the game. Other attendees at the UEFA conference included Sir Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola and Andre Villas-Boas.

A ccording to the Metro Ajax coach Frank De Boer revealed a controversial proposal put forward by the Arsenal boss. He said: “Arsene wondered if we could get rid of the ‘no-offside from a throw’ rule.”.

He added that Wenger said: “They can be very direct, and there is a growing trend for teams just to throw the ball to the far post. We’re supposed to be playing football not handball.”

Wenger – Please understand that other clubs don’t follow the rules

Arsene Wenger has issued a plea to the fans to understand that Arsenal have to be sensible in the transfer market this summer. The French coach blames the pressure put on the club by the wages and transfer fees on offer from teams with “unlimited resources” makes it difficult for the Gunners to compete on level terms.

Arsenal have signed up to the new UEFA fair-play rules, and Wenger fully intends to abide by the rules whether the other clubs do or not, even if it leaves Arsenal ata disadvantage.