Wenger deal fabricated? If you believe that…

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So we all know that Wenger is likely to stay on beyond his current deal. The papers are rife with news on a newly prepared contract extension and we know the manager is double keen because after this, he has little else outside the game. Many people seem to question me saying that, read up on him, his comments on his own life and speak to people who know him. Then challenge it.

Anyway…

The boss has thrown an unlikely denial out this morning claiming the story is an invention. If you believe that, you’re deluding yourself. That deal is there, ready and waiting. Intent from the owner is there and intent from the manager is there… Why am I so sure?

Well, you can’t buy up expensive toys in this game if you’re not around to look after them. If the strong stories of a mega makeover this summer are true, it’s pretty damn clear that some mega money is going to be dropped. No owner in their right mind nukes the company piggy bank without having some amount of certainty the person spending is going to be there to see the project through. It’d be catastrophic oversight to do something that stupid…

I mean, it feels outrageous that we’re entrusting the manager with £100m this summer anyway. He’s shown little aptitude for squad building, he’s lost in an era of technical visionaries and his judgement on whole footballers has been relatively weak. When I say that, I’m talking full package… Ozil lacks leadership and full season focus, Sanchez lacks defensive discipline and intelligence, Chamberlain has all the physical attributes you need, but he’s missing confidence and craft… Back in the day, Wenger coached these elements back in, nowadays, that doesn’t happen because the bits our players lack are the bits Wenger doesn’t have… like discipline or tactics… or the bits our manager lost… like making players die for the cause or crafting lumps of turd into gems.

Anyway, back to it. Final seasons are generally a disaster for managers. Players don’t need an excuse to shut down early. Ferguson retired then had to cancel it to save his league campaign on round one of quitting. This season, we’ve seen the City players strolling in the CL semi finals because they know Pep is coming. Players are like kids. If they know a teacher isn’t going to be around for report time, they’ll act up.

The idea that we’d spend a ton of money with Wenger, and go into a new season knowing switch off was going to happen is just beyond the pale. Even Ivan would have to pipe up about this. The potential failure expense would be unreal. Wenger could wipe the clubs savings, drop us out of the Champions League and force the club into borrowing against TV money to give the new manager a chance to amend the mess. Not going to happen.

If Wenger goes, he’s dropping the mic when we least expect it. No way he finishes his tenure next season, because he’s about to embark on the biggest rebuild in 10 years.

Wenger, for all his flaws, would never intentionally leave us in the shit. If he does go big this summer and doesn’t stay on… He’d be doing that in a perverse kind of way.

Also, who would sign on with a manager in it for a year? Agents would ask what the plans were. The plans would get leaked. I mean, this denial has so many holes in it, I’m unsure why he even bothered!

Also, be real people… You think all those prestigious papers picked up the leak from their collective imaginations? Do me a favour. The club need Wenger to commit because the club need a big summer. Don’t fool yourself into this tense game of will he won’t he… because he will, he’ll have no problem chaining himself to us for another two years.

… And if he does, I’ll have to get out of my rut with him. Because this whole Wenger thing is killing my love for the game. If he goes big for strikers this summer, and seriously addresses weaknesses and bins off the dross, we could be in better shape next year. Tactics and systems are important… But you always need to remember, the most important part of a winning team is the quality of the players.

If we land Mkhitryan, Reus or Benzema we’ll be in a good place. Interesting that Dortmund just signed French superstar Ousame Dembele (not the Spurs player), he’s a forward, so you’d hazard a guess someone is leaving. I’m surprised we weren’t looking at him… He’s been touted all season. And he’s from Ligue One. Interesting what he had to say on his move…

“The concept of Borussia totally convinces me. I can’t wait to start playing games in the Signal Iduna Park in front of 80,000 people and to play in the Champions League.”

What is our concept?

Anyway, back to it… maybe we’ll land Kante if the release clause is true. Maybe we’ll sign a whole wonder of players and we’ll be so powerful, systems won’t matter and the new players will all be leaders negating the need for much leadership from Wenger. Or maybe we’ll do what Klopp is doing… give the players two weeks off and work all summer on an actual vision of how we play. Look at what the experimental coaches are doing around Europe and do what all the great innovators do… repurpose and improve.

We’ll see. Wenger isn’t the right man to lead us to glory, but if he is serious about this summer, then he’ll have to be serious about committing. If he’s serious about committing, you’d have to hope someone at Arsenal has told him what’s coming and what we need to do to compete.

There’s no way the club are going to let Wenger destroy our future by spending away the rainy day fund and not committing. So don’t believe the comments from the main man, he’s just teasing the soft middle class fans who twitch and chant ‘one Arsene Wenger’ uncontrollably at the first hint of change or tension. It’s a classy threat he has no plans on carrying out.

Fear not. Or fear. For some, this is football purgatory. Neither good nor bad. Just more of the same.

125 Responses to “Wenger deal fabricated? If you believe that…”

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  1. Anders

    Wenger is accused of running the likes of Alexis into the ground and not giving players a rest when in the “red zone”, yet you are lauding Klopp for only giving the players 2 weeks off! Let’s out do them and give them no holiday!

  2. shad

    Pedro do you honestly believe that the club is gearing for a crazy summer spending spree? I think not. The Xhaka deal is back and forth, Newspapers will say we are interested in Kante, Mahrez, The Avengers, The Stig, Dr. Who, etc for click bait.

    Only sense about this article is that there is a deal and the club may have peddled the already existing deal to test the waters. I know a number of ST holders who aren’t renewing, and a lot of people including potential players are all trying to see what direction the club heads.

    In tandem, some bloke penned an article that the £200m/£100m Wenger has to spend is actually much less, gave an estimated figure of about £55m because of running overheads and a mortgage bond collateral. Then again, it is an article picked out by John fucking Cross..

  3. Red&White4life

    We have 200million cash available every summer since almost 10 years, but we know how it ends each year lol

  4. Crusaderrabbit

    What Pedros saying mirrors my feeling exactly. You can’t have uncertainty over a managers future over close season or beyond because it affects the squad and has an impact on an ability to make signing, along with other financial implications. It was never likely to happen we just carry one while his contract ran down

    There are only a couple of scenarios

    a) He decides/or is forced to go very soon – less than 10% chance in my book
    b) He stays for another season, acts like he’s signed or will be signing another contract extension but doesn’t and leaves at the end of 2017 season. If this is going to happen then don’t expect significant signings in the summer
    c) He really does or is going to sign a new contract in which case he really should be going big in the transfer market/overhaul etc because otherwise the level of toxicity at The Emirates is going to go off the charts (for example, there are less people who want him to sign a new contract than there are who are happy for him to stay another year)
    d) He really does or is going to sign a new contract and its business as usual in which case think the club will be burnt to the ground this time next year!

  5. grooveydaddy

    Pedro

    So basically the club are forcing Wenger to change his ways (i.e. spend big this summer) and then insisting that he stays on in order to see it through?

    If they don’t see Wenger as the problem, why would they buck the trend of the last few years? Wouldn’t they just let him carry on as he does?

  6. ADKB

    If the club can force Wenger to change his ways then they can force him to out of the club. In other words he doesn’t do changes and no one can make him do anything.

    He isn’t the Eternal, Great and Infallible Leader for nothing.

  7. Jay

    Pedro’s article is rather naive. If this, if that…
    Nothing but wishful thinking, imho… Wenger has fulfilled the current regime’s goal – Champion’s League football – so it’s quite possible that he will be offered a new contract.
    The noise about mega signings come into the club is just the usual rubbish we get from May onwards and throughout the summer about all the big names we’re going to sign. We may sign one big player and a couple of ‘fillers’, but that’ll be that. Meanwhile Ozil and Alexis could be agitating for a move.
    Basically, business as usual. Can’t believe Pedro is being suckered by all the rumours and hype…

  8. TitsMcGee

    Lol at the notion that Wenger is going to go on a spending spree. Every season we the fans sit back and think logically that Wenger would have to make such and such additions and every season he does the complete opposite

    So why is this season any different?

    Also if Wenger spends serious coin this summer the cross-hairs are on his back next season. All the excuses are out the window and he knows it. No way Wenger leaves his comfort zone.

    Wenger will absolutely sign a new deal (he’s a greedy shameless POS ) but no way no how I buy that Wenger is going go on anything remotely resembling a spree.
    He’ll replace dross with dross and make 1 half decent signing. Summer done.

    (Unless the higher ups have been scared by Pep Conte etc)

  9. grooveydaddy

    possibly the ‘higher-ups’ have finally opened their eyes to the fact that 4th is far from guaranteed next year…

  10. PK

    Xhaka will sign, then Wenga will sign, then Ivan is going to tell everyone that we are going to make great stuff, this happens before euros. Then the transfer saga of Higuain is going to keep us exited, but wenger will miss out he goes to united and we end up with someone who was promising 5 years ago but broke his back and just started walking again. Wenger will sit there and tell us that this guy has massive potential and looks a 30 goals a season striker in training and also Theo who scored 2 goals for england will be on fire as soon as hes back from his 3 weeks to 5 months hamstring injury.

    And ohh almost forgot. Alexis got sold to City in echange we got Yaya…

    Thats my summer prediction, off to some heavy drinking to be able to live. Wenger you turned me in to an alcoholic

  11. Joe

    Pedro

    The most deluded of all if you really believe wenger is going to spend big or change his ways

    Did Arsenal pay you to ramp up the PR before ST renewals??

  12. N'Gambo

    Pedro sounds like he’s ranting in a freaking straight-jacket!

    “Fear not. Or fear. For some, this is football purgatory. Neither good nor bad. Just more of the same.”

    He’s gone mad – Pedro loves Big Brother.

    If Wanker gets an extension – I am giving up on EPL and going back to watching Australian Rules Football, which is fantastically more athletic and skilful than this game of stupid midgets who can’t even cross a ball over 20 meters. And tey are on £100,000 pounds a week …. the game’s a pile of crap – Arsenal could end up second in the league.

    It’s rigged economics and the product is shit.

  13. Jacko

    I love Le Grove but Wenger on a spending spree?

    What?

    It’s as if the last 10 years never really happened.

  14. Joe

    And reports everywhere saying only $50 m for wenger to spend.

    Yeah real big spending summer.

    That’ll help us challenge especially with a wanker in charge.

  15. Gunner2301

    Pedro

    Great post. I think people are underestimating the fear Wenger has of having no football in his life. Considering he has nothing else but football in his life what he is presenting is pretty piss poor.

    You would expect a similar scrutiny of the game as Pep but no he is nowhere near that level so what is he doing with all this time he’s investing? Oh sorry I forgot he has meetings about catering to attend to.

    He killed my love for football years ago. I just hope season ticket holders stop fannying around and vote with their feet next season

  16. Danish Gooner

    What people dont seem to grasp is that we could easily buy 4 or 5 superstars at 30 or 40 mil each because we would pay for them in installments.No club in their right mind buys players outright they do it in installments and as Arsenal are rated at net worth of 2billion pounds the sky is the limit.But lets be frank here,wenger will once again balance the books like he almost always does.

  17. steve

    Like I said before. Arsenal fans have bad memory. At the end of every season they think “this is the summer Wenger will change and become a proper manager”. It’s pathetic.

  18. Joe

    I’m going to say it again so when it really does happen I can say I told you so.

    We will be double digits back by December and the Emirates is going to be more ugly, more toxic and more anti wenger than ever before.

    It will all come to a head by December.

    I for one say give him the deal. I want to see the cunt complete destroy what’s left of his pathetic legacy.

    I want to see him leave the Emirates hates and his head on a stake( figuratively, before all you get your panties in a bunch)

    The only cunts who sing that terrible song are one who feel sorry for him. Not for footballing reasons. The ones who want him to stay is for sentiment only. What a sad bunch the Akbs are.

    Probably agree with wenger that selling rvp was for footballing reasons. Wallace? Daz? Loyika? Ugh?

  19. Ughelligunner

    Emirates, you stated on several of your comments in the last post and as well as other posters, like saying arsenal is suppose to sign a big name every summer and last season they didn’t. Isn’t Cech a big name signing? Puma would’nt complain at all, even if that was tied to their deal with arsenal to sign a big name every season. The club wouldnt say they didn’t sign a big name. And i understand what you and others meant though, but i am looking at the clubs angle of thought.

  20. Joe

    Isn’t Cech a big name signing? Puma would’nt complain at all, even if that was tied to their deal with arsenal to sign a big name every season. The club wouldnt say they didn’t sign a big name.

    Cech is not a big name you muppet. You think puma is happy paying 30m a season to see wenegr only spend 10m and have them finish behind Leicester

    You are a muppet ugh and have no fucken clue

  21. Cesc Appeal

    Would rather we spend nothing this summer if it means getting rid of Wenger, the idea of tying ourselves to a man who will be 70 by the time his deal ends would be an utter joke, he’s been left behind for the last ten years, he doesn’t try to achieve top results…what is the logic?

    I would imagine his denial is through fear of the atmosphere at the weekend, though he will be saved by the fact its Villa we’re playing, so no doubt, Wilshere, Walcott and Giroud all net and Wenger starts telling us ‘it will be hard to improve on what we have.’

  22. Joe

    And of course the John cross stories of ozil vein close to a new deal.

    I call bollcoks on that too

    Just something to placate that fans so the atmosphere isn’t toxic this weekend

  23. STV

    Emirates You were right about about the cost difference but with £390m expenditure on Emirates and ~£275m on AA thats no drastic difference , plus they borrowed almost all of it (only £84m sponsorship on stadium rights), sane as Arsenal and already repayed it 16 years ahead of schedule. They did it because they had success in the pitch hence more revenue including new sponsorships.Arsenal had more sponsorship money than Bayern in stadium rights (£100 at the time in 2004, £150m new deal in 2012) Also we need to consider the Highbury project had break even in in 2010 which also generated lot of profit since then.So when you look at both clubs there’s lot of similarities in their moves and transitions but where they differ is Arsenal badly got lostout in the field and compromised football with boardroom matters which is spearheaded by not so wise economist Wenger.I hold Wenger responsible for the demise as a top club because he should have done more but choose not to especially after the first few years. He messed up clubs future with his reluctance to spend for clubs success. He didnt brought this team strength in terms of players success on the pitch in terms of trophies nor off it in terms of sponsorships.Bayern are a well run club not because they have more sponsors but because they are extremely successful. Arsenal are badly run club because they are not a success on the field and have to rely on their revenues to stay relevant.

  24. STV

    OK this is better 🙂

    You were right about about the cost difference but with £390m expenditure on Emirates and ~£ 275m on AA thats no drastic difference , plus they borrowed almost all of it (only £84m sponsorship on stadium rights), same as Arsenal and already repayed it 16 years ahead of schedule. They did it because they had success in the pitch hence more revenue including new sponsorships.Arsenal had more sponsorship money than Bayern in stadium rights (£100 at the time in 2004, £150m new deal in 2012) Also we need to consider the Highbury project had break even in in 2010 which also generated lot of profit since then.

    So when you look at both clubs there’s lot of similarities in their moves and transitions but where they differ is Arsenal badly got lostout in the field and compromised football with boardroom matters which is spearheaded by not so wise economist Wenger

    I hold Wenger responsible for the demise as a top club because he should have done more but choose not to especially after the first few years. He messed up clubs future with his reluctance to spend for clubs success. He didnt brought this team strength in terms of players success on the pitch in terms of trophies nor off it in terms of sponsorships.

    Bayern are a well run club not because they have more sponsors but because they are extremely successful. Arsenal are badly run club because they are not a success on the field and have to rely on their revenues to stay relevant.

  25. Arsene's Nurse

    Flamini, Rosicky and Arteta’s contracts are up this summer. We will at least need to spend on 2 more mid-fielders, because we can’t rely on Wilshere, Ramsey, Coq and Cazorla due to their injury records.

    Elneny is OK but he’s a squad player.

    Debuchy will probably leave, Welbeck is crocked and Walcott and Oxo have just gone backwards and need replacing so we are going to need another two players there at least.

    I expect Wenger might buy two players, 3 max as he doesn’t like to shake up the squad much.

  26. Ughelligunner

    Now we are going to have to listen to Padre Joe’s prophesy for Arsenal calamity December in 2016, for the next 7 months. Oh wenger, what have you done? Please leave Joe’s dream, stop making him see your face with two horns hovering above his bed at night.

  27. grooveydaddy

    Belgium, Spain, France, & Germany would be my semi-finalists.

    Can’t really see anyone else breaking into that quartet. Maybe Italy???

  28. STV

    “Wenger is not manager of Arsenal for footballing reasons.”

    Joe and contrary to popular belief, I think he sucks as an Economist/ Businessman.(just a personal opinion)

  29. Joe

    STV

    He totally does suck as an economist

    A smart businessman would realize on field success, having stars in the line-up equals more commercial success

    Not wenger. He thinks sponsors love the top 4 trophy. Going out in round of 16 every season in the CL. And the beat Leicester twice trophy. And sanago

  30. Ughelligunner

    And i fear Belgium would lose the battle if they come across a side like France. They have too much Epl blood in their line up.

  31. Ughelligunner

    Hazard, Origi or lukaku, Debrune would leave acres of marking space behind their midfield and defence. And they are among players that lose the ball easily.

  32. STV

    “And i fear Belgium would lose the battle if they come across a side like France. They have too much Epl blood in their line up.”

    Didn’t get what you’re saying 2 questions.

    1. Who have more ‘Epl blood’ ?
    2. Epl blood helps winning or losing?

  33. izzo

    The more Pedro posts the more I come to the conclusion he is just an Arsenal PR puppet(muppet). You may fool some but you don’t fool me. Ain’t got time for your bullshit articles. You lap up every story from the papers and take them as gospel further destroying any credibility you have( not that you’ve had any to begin with). You’ve turned this blog into a fence sitters paradise when it really should be an Anti -Wenger and Pro-Arsenal one.
    Anyways keep rolling out the bullshit mate. I’ll be here to call you out.

  34. karim

    Belgium taught France a lesson a year ago at the Stade de France, leading 4/1 ten minutes before the final whistle.

    Ended 4/3 but you got the picture.

    We’re playing far better now and I would fancy France to win, were they to play the Belgians.

  35. Ughelligunner

    Karim, yeah when France upped their game, they came blazing and pegged back Belgium.
    I meant, the Epl’s game of the English football, where they are always looking to cross the ball at every opportunity.
    If Belgium relies on that, it would fail especially if they start Fellani, because team would always force them wide, and stop their crosses.

  36. Ughelligunner

    This is why England national teams find it hard to win against tougher opposition in competitions, since they cant play through the midfield unless they go wide, stopping their width, make them play boring, tipid football.

  37. HillWood

    Can someone explain to me why a manager that has always had money to spend would wait till the end of his career to try to make a success of himself ??

  38. karim

    Ugh

    Belgium remains a dangerous side imo, especially if Hazard has found his mojo back.
    Even their defence without Kompany remains very strong.
    They will have a lot of supporters too.

    We’ll see !

  39. Ughelligunner

    Karim, Hazard is playing for the move, and not for Euros. Well that is what i think. And company is on the downward trend, he is going to face talented opposition in the Euros. With all his injuries this season, i don’t think a month at the Euros would do him any favours. He needs to rest for a good pre-season nest season.

  40. Whitty

    No new deal Wenger needs to fuck off…

    A. S. A. P

    Wenger out

    Renew season ticket email red member £1786. 00.
    WHAT IS THIS MONEY FOR?
    MORE OF THE SAME FUCKIN SHIT!!!!

  41. Whitty

    Bottom line is Wenger needs to fuck off.. every gunner I know wants him gone that’s fuckin true.
    I will renew my season ticket same as the 5 friends I go with home and a fuckin away. I see the shit every game more a ways games .. toxic as fuck.

    The cunt needs to go now.

    Over £ 10. 000 on seasons tickets between Bates and we have been going for fuckin 20 years…

    Fuck you

    Sorry but my ass is getting fucked every season by these cunts

    Wenger out

  42. STV

    “Well, you can’t buy up expensive toys in this game if you’re not around to look after them. If the strong stories of a mega makeover this summer are true, it’s pretty damn clear that some mega money is going to be dropped”–

    OK I already I tried reading something, untill there..

  43. Joe

    Hillwood

    Because wenger will finally change this season. He has the Fire back in his belly after Leicester stole his trophy. Wants to make amends.

    Hahahahavahah.

    Akb logic.

  44. HillWood

    Joe-imagine what he could have achieved if he put as much effort into winning things as he did into being a cunt

  45. Joe

    Ha ha or if he spent the amount of time he does on finding excuses and spent that on tactics or having a fucken clue.

    Just imagine.

    If he was really as great as he and the Akbs think he is and not the shit cunt of a manager and a person he really is

  46. Bamford10

    Ughe

    “I mean [Kondogbia & Schneiderlin] didn’t make the Euros, just as Coquelin didn’t. And you said Sneiderlin would.”

    Actually I never said that Schneiderlin would make the Euro squad, just that he was better than Coquelin and that he had already represented France (whereas Coquelin had never even been called into camp).

    And Kondogbia & Schneiderlin are both better than Coquelin; that none of them made the Euro side doesn’t make them all equal. Flawed logic.

    STV

    “Coquelin and Schneiderlin, both not very good. No surprise there they’re dropped.”

    Coquelin has never even been called into camp, so there is nothing to “drop” him from.

  47. HillWood

    Honestly, blowing the league and Champions League in the same way year after year must have taken some serious planning

  48. Marko

    I’ll be honest that mirror article about possibly having only 50 million to spend is imo a load of nonsense and making apologies for the manager in advance or otherwise. We’re worth 2 billion apparently and have 2 billionaire owners not to mention the new tv money that’s coming in along with charging the most in Europe on season tickets and on top of all that we barely spend most windows anyway and we’re gonna cry poverty? Absolute bollox. That excuse was valid about 5 years ago not now

  49. augie

    How the fuck, in a year where the new tv deal is worth £100m per season for EVERY club, could our transfer budget by only £50m ?? John cross is a wenger c*ck sucker who, even in a career where quality amongst his peers is quite low, sets a disgracefully low standard and I am absolutely amazed that the guy can get work for any publication higher than the beano.

    For what it is worth I agree with cesc appeal when he says that it would be better for us all if wenger doesn’t spend or isn’t given any money to spend this summer, and that way there is no need or obligation to stay. Personally I think that wenger could be handed messi, pique, lewandowski, neuer and Ronaldo, and he still would manage to balls it up cos he still cannot do tactics and cannot motivate his players

    F.uck off wenger

  50. Cesc Appeal

    Marko

    Thought it was interesting that this individual analysing Arsenal’s finances concluded ‘you can not blame Mr Wenger for the squad situation,’ I think Gambon is the closet to the truth, there isn’t a transfer budget necessarily, more a sum of money we could spend over the next 3-4 years where a higher spend this year than the average over the three to four years means a lesser spend next year, or a far smaller spend the year after if not.

    We spent nothing last year, with the AST estimating Arsenal comfortably have £60-80 Million a summer, I think conservatively we have about £100 Million to spend this summer, with that unspent cash, this years budget and the new TV money.

    Seems as if this week we’ve cleared about £210 000 a week off the wages already as well.

  51. Bamford10

    Emirates

    “My main argument last summer is that the club should be investing annually
    at least £30-50 million on one world class player.”

    Terrible approach. This will get us nowhere. We don’t need one WC player; we need 3-4 class/quality players (and a new manager of course). If you go one WC player a window, you’ll have new needs to fill each year and you’ll get nowhere. You’ll just be treading water.

    Instead we need to sign 3-4 class players, all b/t 10-40m. To get the 10-20m gems, we need better scouting. To get the 25-40m gems, we simply need to be smart. Given that these fees are paid for over 2-3 years, we could sign a 10m, 20m, 30m & 40m player in the coming window and still only be paying out 50m this summer.

    Your approach of one WC player a window will have us wallowing in mediocrity forever. This summer we’d sign a Xhaka and be stuck with Giroud as our CF? Fuck that. That would make signing Xhaka pointless and would make next year yet another pointless season.

    3-4 players needed, all b/t 10-40m. Better scouting, smart signings.

  52. Marko

    I know he’s almost certain to stay next season and they’re almost certain to offer him a new deal but for christs sake last year we missed a trick by missing out on Klopp and Carlo and this summer we stand to miss out on Low or Deschamps too. Really dumb thinking for me

  53. WrightIsGod

    As if the media drops this news ahead of our final game of the season at the Emirates. Smells a little…

  54. WrightIsGod

    Also agree with Bamford.

    Why do people say this one WC player nonsense. Leicester won the league with NO supposed WC players but they created a squad that worked for the needs of their football.

    If we are spending 100m I want to see at least 3-4 players. But will Wenger upset the apple cart? Probably not.

  55. Marko

    The other thing that article doesn’t take into account CA is when we have spent especially on wages we’ve been spending poorly. I mean the whole article was weird for me. I mean the thing is the prick is now in a position where to truly compete and truly sort out issues he’d need a summer or two of significant spending. Rather than the approach he should of been taking which was address the issues every summer with 2-3 players here and there. I mean this summer realistically he’ll do fuck all but realistically you’re looking at us needing to buy a couple genuine strikers another AM/winger, a couple CMS/DMs, a back up left back, a back up right back and a back up keeper not to mention getting rid of a number of players too. That’s all because he refused to address the squad for years

  56. WrightIsGod

    Also, why is it every season the whole world knows our transfer budget. It’s stupid. Doesn’t happen anywhere else….

  57. WrightIsGod

    STV

    Agree with your assessment on Coq. We were so in need of a Coq type player that we are drunk on Wenger’s accident. We can do better than Coq, Elneny, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ox, Walcott, Giroud, Gabriel, and arguably Monreal and Bellerin. That’s almost a whole bloody team. That’s awful reading.

  58. Cesc Appeal

    Marko

    Absolutely right, listen to people already saying ‘well we can’t add 3-4 players to our starting eleven in one hit,’ no you shouldn’t, which is precisely why many, many posters on here and many Arsenal fans out there were arguing against the ‘I live in Wenger’s rectum’ line of thinking last summer of ‘Benzema or it isn’t worth buying anyone.’

    Did we know Mert would need replacing last summer, yes we did, did we know our central midfield wasn’t good enough last summer, yes we did, did we know we lacked a wide playmaker last summer, yes we did, so fine, you didn’t think there was a ST worth adding (though I think that is ludicrous and the poor showing from our forwards this year shows how right many posters were saying we don’t even need WC there to improve) but you could have added a CB, CDM/CM and a RM/LM last summer instead of sitting around telling the world your squad is so great only 2-3 players in Europe could improve it, you know before coming behind Leicester and Spurs, getting dumped out the UCL at round of sixteen again, and spectacularly bottling a league challenge once again.

    If you back Wenger that’s fine, your idiotic choice, but don’t make shite up about transfer budgets, wage budgets, owner constraints etc…

  59. Joe

    Amen cesc appeal!!!!!

    Couldn’t of said better myself. Would of thrown a ‘cunt’ in there a couple times though. haha

    It’s just every excuse to defend the undefendable.

    No one better than what we have. Vardy, marhez, and Kante proved otherwise.

    It’s defending wenger purely on sentiment and it’s pathetic. And they call themselves football supporters. They support the cunt of a man more than they support the crest on the shirt.

  60. WrightIsGod

    CA

    You didn’t even mention the shocking trio of Flamini, Rosicky and Arteta.

    Wenger is a master at what he does. Brainwashing the brainless.

  61. WrightIsGod

    We were challenging for the league and need a defender because Verminator is injured. What does he do?

    We need some reinforcements because we are challenging for a league what does he do? Buys Kim K. Might as well of bought Kim Kardashian.

    I swear, at any other club…..

  62. HillWood

    How can anyone doubt Wengers judgment on players when he has unearthed gems such as Christopher Wreh Chamakh Cygan. Denilson. Richard Wright Senderos Francis Jeffers and more?

  63. Follow the money

    Pedro buddy I think you’re giving the people running Arsenal Wenger included too much credit. These are people who had no clue our squad needed to sign players until ooops we got hammered 8-2 by Manchester Utd. They could easily screw this up

  64. STV

    Cesc Appeal

    It’s amazing that the stadium move still cited as the reason after all these years. That bogus argument needs to stop once for all.

    The truth is Arsenal had a wrong manager and the budget story provided a perfect mask for his shortcomings.

    The fact that Wenger saved Arsenal some money by his incapability as a football manager should not be counted as a success. A real failure that is because sooner or later they have to built a squad capable enough to compete for title and years have gone by during this time achiving nothing while srewing up the the opportunity to be among the best. Their planning with Wenger was wrong in first place and here we are still were we were.

    Wenger was obsessed. He wanted to prove something. To Win without spending. Win without superstars, remember he was so quick to dismantle the invincibles. All while playing beautiful football. He failed, miserably over and over. And there’s no going back.

  65. Mick Kartun

    Morning Girls,

    I wonder who the real fans are when AKBs and Spuds fans are singing the same :

    – ” One Arsene Wenger”

    – ” Arsene Wenger – we want you to stay.”

  66. HillWood

    Think Francis Jeffers went on a Giroud like run of games without scoring. Arsene has always had an eye for a striker

  67. China

    There’s absolutely zero proper evidence that Wenger is going to or being encouraged to ‘nuke the piggy bank’.

    Well it’s possible that he’ll spend a bit of money because we have players heading out and a lot of upset fans, there’s just a high a chance we’ll sign only one serious player (like Czech last year) and go cheapskate on the rest.

    When did tabloid tumors about who we’re buying and how much we’re spending suddenly become believable????

    The same is said every single summer

  68. China

    A quick reminder that the ‘done deal’ for granit xhaka has already been dismissed as no offers made by the club president.

    I can’t believe in 2016 people still believe tabloid rumors

  69. China

    I’d like to point out as well that I stumbled on a website the other day saying in complete seriousness that Arsenal were preparing a 20m offer for ‘Signal Iduna Park’ who was described as an ‘attacking ace’ also wanted by Juventus LOL.

    I saved a screenshot on my phone but don’t know how to upload it here.

    Anyway the point is just because the media says Wenger is going to throw buckets of cash around and sign 900 players there zero CREDIBLE evidence of it. Some of our outgoings are likely to be offset by promotion from the youth setup as is normal for Wenger needing him not needing to buy one for one. All this talk of Walcott leaving but the club them and Wenger haven’t said shit about it and he could stay. Lots of talk of us being after 20 different players has already surfaced and every last rumour is just journo hacks choosing random names and claiming insider sources told them (they have none, obviously).

    So why would any Arsenal fan jump the gun and presume there’s any truth in anything the media is dropping about Arsenal. They have as little an idea of what Wenger will do next as anyone else

  70. Joe

    Oh but it sure is fun to speculate isn’t it wenger eagle???

    Not one bit with the cunt in charge because 99.9999 % of the time it ain’t happening.

  71. Highbury4ever

    “I can’t believe in 2016 people still believe tabloid rumors”

    Mostly when it comes to arsenal and le mighty prof.
    Amazing, only the true AKBs believes that shit.

  72. Marko

    I mean for the life of me why oh why did we keep Arteta. Flamini and Rosicky all season knowing they’re not good enough/add anything to the squad/ever fit to begin with. I mean we couldn’t find a single outfield player to improve our squad last summer but we were happy to keep those three for no apparent reason? Enough is enough please

  73. Gunner2301

    “Wenger was obsessed. He wanted to prove something. To Win without spending. Win without superstars, ”

    Now Leicester have achieved all that he has no corner to hide in now.

  74. Adam A. Carbarundum

    Wenger, the a-hole, has absolutely no shame within him. So, does he take the offered extension? Of curse he does!!! The man has absolutely no life outside of football..he’d die otherwise!

    The best part? His so-called legacy will continue to be tarnished. The sad part? People will take pity on the old goat of a fool. If you love Arsenal, you have to sigh the heavy sigh. If you don’t care for Arsenal? You have to love the fact that they will be mired in devout mediocrity that only they can love.

    Oh fortune, how you mock me!

  75. Adam A. Carbarundum

    Peter, stop talking about who we will land. We all know, you included, that le dumbfuck will sign no one, other that some obscure two bit player that only that players team supporters knows about…and even then they ask, why?

    The only thing worse than being afraid of the future is having a manager who is more afraid of the future. Welcome to Arsenal!

  76. STV

    “I have to forget about myself even if people who want to create unrest don’t. I will continue to give my absolute best to do well next season and then after that, we’ll see.”

    “When I sign a contract and I agree the money that I work for, I will give my best..”

    “I believe I am a professional man who respects his contract and stays until the end..”

    “When you are a professional, you sign a contract, you never know.

    “You know you have not, before the season starts already, to look for excuses. We want to be committed.”

  77. Dissenter

    Guardian: “Arsène Wenger will delay talks over Arsenal future until late next season”

    What a selfish prick.
    How will the club plan for a new manager when he won’t commit until late in the season like he did in 2014 after we won the FA cup.

  78. Dissenter

    Wenger is a naively selfish man.
    He really thinks being lame duck will not affect the players.

    His head is stuck deep in his own arse that I wonder how he gives these press conferences.

    Truth is that he won’t leave because he’s convinced himself that he is Arsenal personified.
    He’s also afraid of life outside the media spotlight he’s garnered for himself.