The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

Little to Change, Apparently

“”I want a creative midfielder,” he told Canal+. ”That is to say a second midfielder, because my team is right in terms of manpower and experience. [But] I can’t spend money I don’t have. The [global financial] crisis is upon us and we feel it at the club.

Arsene Wenger, apparently.

No mention of a defensive midfielder; and after really years of proclaiming that money was available, now when it’s clearly needed it’s apparently not there to be had, even though the team has been in profit in the transfer market of late and regularly near-fills such a huge stadium. What, exactly, is going on at this club right now? With all the turmoil and rapidly changing stories, it’s easy to come away with the impression that lots of people are playing their own private games at the moment, with the team on the field as more of a backdrop than a focus. Right now it seems like several pieces of various stories are missing, mostly the places where they link up- the financial situation, the board troubles, transfer help or its absence, what Wenger’s real intentions and capacities in the market are, etc.- and as a result it’s very hard to figure out which direction the club is heading at the moment.

I suspect in about 6 months to a year the real crisis will occur; these are just the warning tremors.


December 29, 2008 - Posted by | The Arsenal

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