Just £20 Million more for transfers if Arsenal qualify for Champions League? by Martin
One of the biggest issues us Arsenal fans have with Stan Kroenke is that he refuses to inject any serious money into the club for transfers and so when you see a headline that roars “Arsenal handed unexpected transfer boost… is Stan Kroenke set to splash the cash?” you feverishly click on that headline to find out what is happening only to realise you have been a victim of click bait.
That headline comes from the Daily Star and it is basically a load of bullshit, their reasoning is that because Kroenke is making a profit now with his Pepsi Center, where his NBA and NHL teams play and that he will use some of the money to finance Arsenal transfers.
Now, there is absolutely no evidence that will be the case, not a single source in the article, nothing, just the opinion of the Daily Star, however, let’s assume they have got it right, let’s assume there will be more money to spend, good news, right?
Nope, not when you get to these beautiful lines.
“Another finish outside the top four will see the Spaniard handed just £40m with which to make improvements, claims The Sun.
But if he can guide Arsenal to a Champions League place, he will be granted an extra £20m to play with”
An extra £20 Million, is that it? is that all qualification for the Champions League gets us.
That is simply taking the piss and it will catch up with us, we cannot spend so little and expect to maintain a competitive level when the clubs around us will have far larger transfer budgets.
Even Tottenham will probably have more to spend and they have spent a bloody Billion on a new stadium.
If any of this turns out to be accurate I will be furious, £20 Million extra? There is no other way to say it but of that is what happens then Kroenke needs to go and go now.