As the weekend rolls ever closer, approaching like doom itself calling your name it is understandable for a fan
I am starting to come around to the thinking of not believing anything at the beginning of the season.
The most important thing now more than ever is staying afloat.
None club wants to become the next Rangers, but pretty much every club in the Premier League other than us is teetering on the edge of administration, because of the way they are being run.
Totally agree with your standpoint, it is harder than ever before to be finiancially solvent in this economic climate. I expect more clubs to drown before the economy starts to recover.
That isn’t to say I don’t feel dejected every time Arsenal lose, and it becomes clear that we are not going to win anything again.
It is all about compromise. The compromise is doing as much as can be done to win trophies, and, staying solvent.
It is looking very gloomy in regards to winning trophies, but, very bright in regards to staying solvent.
I wish we could spend big to win things, but also stay solvent.
I don’t know for a fact that we are able to spend more than we are so I’m still on the fence when it comes to whether I think the board as spending as much as they can to stay afloat and win things.
I believe the board are being frugal with the funds being made available simply because a) we have a large squad already and there isn’t room for anymore players without leaving them unable to play in the league (like Adebayor at City before he moved to spurs on loan) and b) our wage budget is very high and we could do with getting a few high profile names off of it such as Bendtner, Almunia, Denilson, Vela to free up space in the budget for other players wages.
The problem with that is none of the players you mention would be high profile anywhere else because all of them are just not good enough.
Wenger is partly to blame for that because he needs to start buying players that have made it, so, they aren’t going to let him down, but, all the players you mention haven’t reached their potential, and, have let him down.
A very interesting and apposite take on our current situation.
Rich is right in that trying to be equable and sensible, and not having a hissy fit because of the perceived failings of the Board or the manager does not make it any easier to overcome the sheer disappointment of another Arsenal loss.
It always hurts. It will always hurt.
But the joy of winning is also there and I have simply always loved watching our great club’s teams over the years, at whatever level, youth, reserves or first team. And I always will.
Totally agree with you – again 🙂
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