Take a moment people.
Take a moment, sit back, and look at what an absolute mess Arsenal are in.
16th in the Premier League table
Squad in mutiny against Wenger, fleeing like rats on a sinking ship
No plan to replace
Club briefing the media there’s no money for transfers
Make no mistake, Arsene Wenger has been hitting Arsenal with 1000 cuts for 10 years, now we’re entering the critical zone, losing blood fast, struggling for consciousness. Our once great leader is immensely damaging the reputation of the club, he’s damaging us financially, and we’re tanking on the pitch.
The club has no identity. There’s no vision for success. Arsenal are rudderless.
So I have some thoughts on what’s going on here that’ll become clearer tomorrow, but I’ll tee you up with some fodder to chew on today.
Arsenal will likely move on Alexis after rejecting City’s opening bid. There’s simply no way we don’t move him on. His team mates don’t like him, he’s confrontational with the manager and he’s mailing it in. Plus, smirking from the bench. Sell him, it’s simply not an option to keep him.
Chamberlain has moved onto Liverpool. Good riddance, I truly hope it doesn’t work out up there after the game last week. Kieran Gibbs, world class bottle job and freeloader has remarkably taken a job at West Brom, superb business, I hope he finds his balls. Expect to see Lucas Perez sold or loaned out today.
Ozil? FORGET ABOUT IT. Arguably the most expensive luxury in Europe won’t move anywhere unless a team really panics.
That total could take our summer earnings past £130m. Net £87m. Add in the £100m we reportedly already had going into the window, and you’re looking at a tidy pot of cash.
Add up the prospective wages we’re going to lose.
- Chezzer – £100k
- Gibbs – £70k
- Chamberlain £70k
- Sanogo – £40k
- Gabriel – £60k
- Jankinson – £40k
- Alexis £140k
- Perez – £90k
- Lacazette – £200k
- Kolasinac – £140k
Premier League cap: £140k
We could feasibly spend £150m on talent today, and offer out £410k in wages.
If Arsenal does not have money, that’s because they’re not willing to let Arsene spend money.
Today is going to be very interesting on that front. Will Wenger throw his toys out of the pram and go direct to Kroenke to let him have a Draxler type? Or will he have to suffer the consequences of his poor summer planning and go with the squad as is?
I hope he doesn’t spend. He’s a poor judge of talent, he’s under duress, and he’s not had the chance to plan his next move.
The club needs to think about its future.
Wenger is finished. He doesn’t have enough credit with the fans to make it. He doesn’t have any credit with a squad that’s abandoned him. It’s fully over.
The big question today is will Stan go with the will of the board? Or will he back the manager like he did when Wenger went direct to him for his undeserved deal?
This is Game Of Thrones like political maneuvering. Wenger has made all the mistakes, an astute general in his youth, but sadly edging his way towards a brutal miscalculated battle he’ll never win… but he has one secret weapon, the direct line to his sugar daddy.
Let’s see how this pans out….