Arsenal set to copy Manchester City’s business playbook

Arsenal could soon become a multi-club organisation just like Manchester City, according to a new report.

City has a portfolio of several clubs around the world, and they continue to expand them.

These feeder teams allow them to spot and sign the best talents around the world, and they can also send their youngsters out on loan to these teams for further development.

It is a model that seems to make sense, and Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly has admitted he is considering buying a few feeder clubs too.

The Guardian reports Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke and Liverpool’s John Henry could also consider adding new teams to their portfolio.

It means the Gunners will soon have a team they can send some youth team players on loan to so they can develop further.

Just Arsenal Opinion

City has been very successful with this model, so it is not a surprise that Arsenal and other clubs are considering it.

It would be interesting to see if this is true and which continent we could buy our feeder teams.

But the club in London remains the most important business of the Kroenke family in football.

We need to pay attention to the current rebuild and ensure it goes through successfully.

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  1. This is a good idea, but I think it would be important the players experienced a similar philosophy that all the clubs shared.

    For example, not as helpful loaning a player to Jose and his park the bus tactics, then on their return expecting them to play Pepe ball.

    I think the strategy is a good one, and feeder clubs can not only help the players, but also coaches. In the future, maybe these feeder clubs are proving grounds for coaches that can move up the ladder to eventually manager at the main club.

    Anyway, just my thoughts, not like it is my money to invest and spend.

  2. Since Chelsea’s Wooly Booly is involved, I suspect he might be thinking of copying the US Baseball model.

    The Dodgers have an MLB team, called the majors.

    They also own several other minor League teams, at AAA, AA and single A levels. These are their development teams.

    They can move players up and down with no “Transfer Fee” as such.

    However these teams all play in the US.

    There are other issues, like the draft. They get to pick new college players.

    Their position in selecting, first second etc, depends upon where the finished in the season.

    I think should be reviewed very carefully.

    I see this as a possible attempt to circumvent the payment of huge Transfer fees, particularly to Agents.

    Any comments?

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