Arsenal suffer from 3 inter-related problems by Terry Barry
In order of significance…
1. Under-investment in players – Guardiola spent £448M on buying players in his first 19 months – his squad cost £420M more than Arsenal’s!
2. A complete loss of form and confidence – due to the need to reassemble the team post-Sanchez departure, and the demands of a hectic schedule including the damaging loss of League Cup.
3. A lack of true Arsenal supporters – how can anyone carry a banner saying Wenger out to a match involving our club. Where’s the support in that? Pathetic.
Given that Arsenal, as a global business corporation, enjoy huge financial success (currently in the 6 highest revenues in the world and the 3rd highest in the EPL), and the chronic underinvestment relative to the 2 Manchester’s, Chelsea and Liverpool – the question has to be asked; Why aren’t we spending more money on the squad?
There is a clear correlation between investment and league position – why do we act to buck the trend and our performance suffers accordingly? Anyone seeking an explanation as to why this happens at the Arsenal needs to address this question and find the answer before rushing off on a witch hunt to castigate Arsene Wenger – unless of course he is to blame for this state of financial incompetence. Some might say he is the victim of this failure – taking the public hit for others inactions.
Food for thought and investigation.