At a time when Arsenal have an injury crisis, we have a young centre back and midfielder we could recall from loan spells, but still the priority is saving money. At a time when the club are cautious about being self-funded, they don’t want the embarrassment of having to pay a couple of million for their own players?
Are we that tight-fisted that we would rather save a few quid at the expense of helping the team on the pitch?
Unless there is something we are not being told, we are a rich club. We bring in more match day revenue then most sides worldwide, we share a TV contract worth billions, yet we are finding ways to save funds when we are struggling to make the top 4?
Even from a business point of view, the quicker Arsenal are back in the Champions League the better asset we become. To do that you can’t stand still, you have got to show some level of ambition, or are you happy with us being in the Europa League?
If our owner truly feels that paying approx 5 million to cancel some loan deals a gamble, then where the hell has the money gone? It’s not like Nelson or Chambers would just fill holes in the squad, they really could push for a place in the starting 11. Chambers hasn’t pulled up any trees at Fulham, but like Holding is young enough to get better under Emery. With our manager insisting on 5 at the back, surely he’s a better option then a 34-year-old right back? Nelson meanwhile would give us pace and width. With Welbeck injured we don’t have a plan B to bring on. We were told both were sent away for their developments, if you believe in them, now is the time to use them when the club’s needs help. Both would be buzzing at the bit to get that chance.
Why send your recruitment team round Europe searching for value over quality when for the same price you bring back two players who are not stop gaps but have a future at the Emirates. You sense the whole club need a confidence boost and would benefit from a couple of fresh faces. If we can’t even put football over financials in this situation, then I don’t know where we are going?