The Arsenal fans have been a fairly long suffering bunch in recent years. Despite paying the highest prices of any club’s supporters in the Premier League, including food and drink in the Emirates stadium, they have had to endure eight long years without a trophy.
The Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn is as aware of the rest of us that Arsene Wenger has more money in the bank than just about any other team in the world ready to invest in the tyransfer market. The rumours are saying that he has a minimum of £70million to strengthen the team, but Winterburn doesnt believe Wenger will be going for established stars.
Nigel Winterburn’s damning verdict on our defence by NS
Tonight, I had the pleasure of Nigel Winterburn answering my email on TV. I am most proud. Basically, it was about our defence. I asked him to make a comeback for the Bayern game. Earlier in the show, Nigel made some brilliant points.
Arsenal are one of the most highly profitable clubs in world football. The cost of building the Emirates stadium is nearly paid off, we have qualified for the Champions league second round for the last 13 years and Arsene Wenger has spent next to nothing, in net terms, in the transfer market for years. How is it possible, then, that the Gunners cannot afford to go for a big name player valued at around £30 million?
The Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn was quite confident about the Gunners recovering from the loss of Robin van Persie and Alex Song in the summer, and felt that the new team started the season quite well.
There have been lots of rumours and opinions flying around concerning the case of the Arsenal striker and winger, Theo Walcott. Former Arsenal player Nigel Winterburn has added to the calls to keep Walcott at the Emirates and the Liverpool manager has denied that his club are preparing to make an offer when the transfer window opens in January.
There is much talk (started by Ivan Gazidis) about Arsene Wenger being offered to extend his tenure at Arsenal yet again, and although most Arsenal fans can’t imagine life without Wenger in charge the Frenchman himself has indicated that he first wants to see if he can stay successful this season.
Arsenal legend blames the club’s contract negotiation policy by AM
Another Arsenal legend has come out and slammed the club’s transfer negotiation policy. Former Arsenal left back Nigel Winterburn, who made 440 appearances for the Gunners, has blamed the club of leaving it too late (for negotiations). The former England international has said that the club shouldn’t allow the players get into the final year of their contracts in the first place. He believes that contract extension talks should be held a lot earlier.