It’s hard to believe that Uni Emery deep down believes that Iwobi is a better option then Ozil. It’s more likely our manager feels by getting rid of the German, he can use his 350,000 pound a week to entice two or three new players to the Emirates. Now should we be in a position, given how much money we make, where we must cut the wage bill before any more signings? Of course not.
Why give out such a wage then 12 months later say you can only afford loan deals? The fact is our most creative talent is being forced out due to a deal his employers were happy to offer. If he wasn’t the highest earner in our history would his boss have such a problem with him, not like any alternatives are doing any better?
So, it all seems to come down to saving money for Mr Kroenke. But wasn’t that the reason all negotiations were cancelled with Ramsey? Rambo has come out and said he had shaken on a deal, and hasn’t been told why suddenly the club had no interest in extending his stay. Like the Ozil saga, again we are led to believe it’s for tactical reasons, with Emery not comfortable that a man who doesn’t suit his style should earn such a pay rise.
Jack Wilshire is another who believed an extension was a formality until he met the Spaniard. Despite accepting a pay drop it was made clear to the midfielder he had no future in his new boss’s plans. Even before his serious injury it was unlikely Danny Welbeck was going to be offered to stay. Cech has now announced his retirement in the summer, you assume he would have been on a substantial contract when we took him from Chelsea. So even though I disagree that in 2019, with the game richer than ever, that we should have to be saving money, the fact is in a few months’ time Stan Kroenke will not have to pay for the services of Ramsey, Cech or Welbeck. A minimum saving of 200,000 a week.
If your still feel the need to cut the wage bill after that, where’s the money gone?
At the moment all I see is our owner saving money….