Prescient contribution from Arsenal Truth regular, Rasko:
So now United are spending cash to rebuild a team and address glaring gaps. Fine right? It's their own money they generated..."Oh look at ManYoo spending all that cash, it's disgusting etc." LOL.
What are they supposed to do? Stare at all that cash pile they have, ignore their obvious weaknesses and just settle for "Top 4"? That would make them Wenger FC! They're an ambitious club, sorry.
Yet, I thought we'd moved stadium to compete with ManU? Hmmm.
Wenger was at his bullsh*t again, saying: "I suspected Manu would strengthen as they finished outside top 3 and wouldn't be happy with that". Please note how "Top 3" is used as some kind of quality marker, i.e. if you finish top 3 then you're good enough and wouldn't need many signings. That's clearly what he implies.
Every year for the past 6/7 we've heard from the AKBs how 'Arsene cannot make big signings until we have assured CL qualification', yet Van Gaal is proving right now what excuse-making b*llocks that truly is!
Arsenal have no CL qualifier and yet, the same incompetent inertia from Wenger is on display.
I hate the loser attitude of Arsenal fans. Excuses being made already. "It's hard to find significant upgrades on Coquelin". That would be the same Coquelin running down his contract on the Charlton subs bench 8 months ago! Not a single Arsenal fan would have named him as the solution back then. Now he's better than Makelele though! Let's ignore that Kondogbia and Jonjo Shelvey both gave him absolute midfield lessons last season eh? Yet Arsenal fans think it's some charity and we should "persist" with clowns who are obviously not good enough.
Giroud FFS. Villa's main number 9 is better. How has that been allowed to happen?
Mertesacker. Why is this clown still there?
Wenger has sat back and watched Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Kondogbia and now Vidal, all join top clubs. By the time he pulls his balls from the collective mouths of the AKBs, the excuse will be "there's nobody available oh the market".
Course there isn't you d*ckhead, you waited for the shops to almost close before going out to seek top quality at low prices. Same sh*t, different season.
So Arsenal is some generous charity where a manager who's not challenged for a title in over a decade should just get a free pass to carry on not doing what's needed to challenge.
Do you think that charity extends to ticket prices or Wenger's salary? Aaaah I see...!
What I always find funny at this time of year is the mantra of "keeping the squad together". The objective apparently, is to keep together a squad that was out of the PL race before Xmas, and humiliated in Europe by wee Monaco.
Yes you heard that right, we need to keep such losers together!
Oh but they beat Villa in the FA cup final and we all know how big the FA Cup is (which is why Wenger himself said 4th place was a bigger achievement lol).
It's funny cos Arsenal fans are claiming they don't care about ManYoo signings, as they're basically inferior to current Arsenal players. Yet, what's the betting that after LVG has handed Wenger his arse home and away and outperformed him next season, the apologist muppets that follow our club will come out and claim it was "cos he spent all that money"?
But hold on, money shouldn't matter since Schneiderlin etc. are inferior to the amaaaazing Coquelin et al eh!
Even funnier was Wenger's interview with Sky Sports yesterday.
"We had five or six years where we were financially restricted, we had to balance the books and we had to pay the stadium back. This time has gone."
Wrong. Arsenal are making the same repayments on the stadium now as they were when it opened, and will be until 2031. What's changed is that TV income has risen massively, which applies to all clubs, and Arsenal were able to renegotiate a bad marketing deal, albeit not to the level of other European clubs that now have a bigger profile due to Wenger's inability to get past the post group CL stage for 5 years.
Besides, if Arsenal have only been financially restricted for the five or six years since the stadium was built, then what the hell has Wenger been doing since 2011? Can't even get his own story straight.
It's just another example of Wenger telling outright lies to the media; trying to change the narrative to mask his perpetual failure.
"It was a very sensitive period, and mentally a difficult period, but now we are over that."
LOL, how many years have we had to listen to this garbage? "Now we're over that". What about last season when he blew £95,000,000, yet Arsenal finished with less points than the season before and still got nowhere near competing for the CL or PL?
"The transfer period is a very difficult period because we live in a society where people just want new. What's new? What do you buy?"
Buy a striker better than Giroud for a start, a DM to challenge Coquelin, a DC better than that languid rhino Mertesacker,a right winger better than Walcott, who is showing zero commitment by refusing to sign his contract. Replace over the hill players like Flamini, Arteta and Rosicky and knock £10m off the wage bill in one fell swoop. And you can sack your helium inhaling, fag smoking joke Szczesny while you're at it.
What the manager should do is strive to improve in every single area, leave nothing to chance - have the foresight to imagine how injuries might impact the squad. What you don't do is sit on your hands and rely on pot luck.
If Alexis gets injured, Arsenal have no cutting edge. Wenger has become hopelessly reliant on one player again, like he did with Fabregas, Henry and Van Persie - although, admittedly, Sanchez is not in their class yet.
Meanwhile, the fans take their frustrations out on everyone and everything other the one person who's really to blame - the incompetent fraud at the top of the tree, Arsene Wenger. The question is, why? Unfortunately, that's even more horrible to contemplate.
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