So here we are, the morning after a beast of a rant about Wenger. Denials. An emotional tug at your heart from Jonathan Wilson in The Times. A terrible ‘city analyst’ article about Arsenal’s weak finances from the Mirror.
It’s crazy out here. It’s an all out propaganda war for our tiny little minds.
So my source of many years tells me that, in fact, there is no deal for Wenger on the table. It’s not a consideration at the moment.
Other well placed people say the opposite.
Now, for me, with a business hat on, the notion that Wenger is being allowed to spend without assurances he’ll be here for the long term, is absurd.
However, factor the view that there is no deal in with letting a two bob financial firm being allowed to write that Arsenal have no more than £54m to spend on players… Well, it becomes intriguing. Are Arsenal restricting Wenger from mega spending to secure a big start for the next man?
I mean, Wenger emphatically denied he has an offer on the table. JW of The Times runs an article about the character of our manager being one of winnertivitiy (yawn) and love for the club (fair). I mean, weird one to drop if Wenger truly is staying. Because JW is the most in the pocket journo at the weekly prezzer. So if he’s allowed to writethat, there’s likely higher up permission.
So is Stan wavering? Does he want to get a cheap summer out the way in the hope that Wenger will leave with style and dignity?
Or am I being naive, is the deal just waiting for an 8 game winning streak at the start of next season to ink the contract under good grace from the fans?
I’ve no idea. I guess Stan will be buoyed by the impact of Klopp… And worried by the consistent failure of Wenger, coupled with the reality of M.P at City and his sides worrying switch off.
Can SK’s portfolio star afford a year out of the CL, a new manager and a massive outlay to rectify a very damaged squad?
Can he afford home fans switching off? Can he afford sponsors getting jittery? Can he handle an influx of brilliant managers with new TV money showing Arsenal up next year?
All I know is the promise of big things this summer is coming from all sources. The same sources who were told
to expect mega things for the last three years. They weren’t wrong. They heard correctly, but the manager dithered and didn’t deliver,
Will he be afforded another summer like that? Will Stan be accepting of failure when Leicester and Spurs exposed the fallacy of money being the issue at Arsenal?
Mega questions. This summer is already more interesting than we thought. The season isn’t even over. A tantalizing year ahead!
HAPPY SATURDAY! X