August 19, 2013

Arsenal's Accounts: A forensic analysis of a football club. Where the money comes from, and where it goes. Except, apparently, on new players.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 02:30 AM - 4 comments

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger's head is constantly on the chopping block. If the bigwigs aren't willing to spend, there isn't a hell of a lot he can do other than work with what talent he gets. It's probably been a big accomplishment that Arsenal has been a consistent Champions League qualifier.

posted by jjzucal at 02:48 PM on August 19

Yep. Every year he wins the Wenger Cup.

/That's third or fourth place and a Champions League spot.

posted by owlhouse at 09:17 PM on August 19

As an Arsenal fan, I actually blame Wenger, not the "big wigs". It was made abundantly clear that there was money to spend this summer. And Arsene has not. Now, they barely have a squad in advance of the champion's league qualifiers after injuries on Saturday.

His head should be on the block.

posted by flannelenigma at 11:27 AM on August 20

Look on the bright side, @flannelenigma, even if you lose the qualifying tie you probably get to the group stage anyway as CAS throws out the appeal.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 AM on August 20

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