Mourinho right to say Arsenal should be winning titles by DN
While I know that Jose Mourinho’s words this week on the subject of Arsenal were just an attempt to put some pressure on the club and Arsene Wenger ahead of the Community Shield and the start of the Premier League, I do think that the Chelsea manager has a point.
The essence of what he said was that Arsenal are now in the same spending bracket as our Premier League rivals and so should be under the same pressure as Chelsea and Man City are to win the title every year. His suggestion that the Gunners are actually spending the same or even more than Chelsea these days was not quite right, as a Sky Sports report proved quite easily by using the calculator Mourinho suggested.
But even though Wenger has spent less than two thirds what Mourinho has since his return to Stamford Bridge, the fact is that by signing players like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, Wenger has proved that Arsenal can afford and attract top level players. If Wenger chooses not to then that is his affair. If he thinks that the best way to build a team is from within and to focus more on cohesion and team spirit than signings, well fair enough but he needs to get the results to back his theory up.
So although Lord Harris may have been wrong, and pretty stupid, to talk about Wenger having £200 million to spend if he wants to, it is clear that the Frenchman has serious funds and can add significantly to the squad if he wishes. So get that title Arsene, and then you can really make Jose eat his words and some humble pie for afters. Until then I would have to agree with the Chelsea boss on this one. How about you lot?