Arsenal lined up exactly as I expected. Pretty much our strongest 11 were sent out to dispatch with Sunderland. Kieran Gibbs wasn’t deemed sharp enough to start which was probably a very good move. Our midfield saw Rosicky start over Ramsey and the forward 3 of Theo, Chamberlain and Robin were given another go.
The tempo of the game was high octane from the start. It looked like Sunderland were trying to land the first goal early on probably with the aim of sitting back after that. They’ve some very handy players and they didn’t make it easy for us. Their first effort on goal came from a wind swept corner of all places, Chesney had to readjust his footing to stop it from edging in.
Morning everyone! Nothing like waking up to yet another lecture from Arsene Wenger on profit and how to run a good company. Yeah, Arsene is spouting off again in the press trying to justify his lack of expenditure by bending the truth about what has to happen at the company he’s running on a commercial level.
“We want to pay the debt we owe from the stadium we built, that’s around £15 million [per year]. So it’s normal that at the start, we have to make at least £15 million or we lose money.”
First of all let’s talk about our loans, the biggest one is for the stadium and this one was necessary in order to bring in the income to make our team the best in the world of football. The downside is it seems we have to pay for it first. So this is a long term loan and an even longer term payback.