Newcastle United have lost one of the highest regarded managers in the game and if Arsenal is not careful they risk replicating the farce that is unfolding at St James Park.
Rafael Benitez refused to sign a new contract and one of the reasons was because of the low transfer budget of £60 Million.
Now, think about that, he basically walks because he gets a transfer kitty £15 Million LESS than what Unai Emery has been given at Arsenal.
Only yesterday we ran an article that claimed Emery is demanding the board splash the cash for Crystal Palace forward Wilfrid Zaha.
I finished off that article with the following words,
In conclusion, whether this particular rumour is true or not it does not change the fact that there is a transfer budget storm coming soon at Arsenal Football Club.
The situation with Benitez could not be a more glaring example of what happens when a manager is not given support in the transfer market that he feels is necessary for him to do his job.
And if you think it stops with the manager then you would be mistaken.
Players are no different, they want to play with the best players, they want to be competitive and they want to play for a club that is ambitious and perception is everything.
When a manager quits a club over lack of support then what are the players to think? They will be sat there drawing their own conclusions and they will not be positive.
They cannot be blamed for questioning whether it is worth staying at a club that lacks the basic requirements a top class manager demands.
And don’t get me started on players we are trying to sign.
Losing a manager over funding can be really toxic.
If that is not a warning to the Arsenal board I do not know what is.