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26 Oct 2017 21:51:16
At least the broad are happy

"No club has a perfect record every year under this scrutiny but Arsenal has probably been, of the big clubs certainly, the most consistently over-performing team over time. "

Clearly Wenger is the problem ( despite stressing the importance of winning ) and not the board.,

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27 Oct 2017 06:38:51
The criticism that could be aimed at the board is that they have allowed Wenger freedom to run the club as he sees fit. This could also be argued as a positive. Ignoring Wenger, my biggest criticism is how the club as whole has allowed the player's contract situation to arrive where it has. We must have a firm rule that any players we wish to stay at the club, are dealt with when they have 2 years of their deal to go. Either extend the deals or sell. The financial cost of Sanchez and Ozil leaving this summer is a minimum of £100m, plus the cost of replacing them. We could possibly cover the departure of Ozil from within, but as we can see from the offer of £90m for Lemar, it will cost close to £100m to replace Sanchez.
If we had sold Sanchez last summer for £60m and Ozil for £30m, bringing in Van Dijk (even at a crazy fee of say £75m) , N'Zonzi at say £35m and Zaha at £50m, we would have had a stronger team at a cost £70m.

27 Oct 2017 09:11:42
From what I read the whole thing was a farce, Stan had 67% of the vote making any vote pretty pointless and Will Usmanov voting with Stan to carry on as always that made 97% majority certain.
The claim Arsene's position will be reviewed at the end of the season I also believe is a complete farce and is merely an pretty poor attempt to cover up they are all as united as ever with Stan Chips Gazidas Stan junior and Arsene all being exactly where they are now next season and quite probably a lot longer too.
" The club continues to out perform any other club in terms of money spent to achievements on the field "
To me that says it all, they are all extremely happy as things are and happy to continue indefinitely.
All pretty pointless excersiise.
There is no blaming Arsene or the board as they are as one and none of them will be going anywhere anytime soon.

27 Oct 2017 12:04:21
Happy days. Pity stan couldn't be bothered to get up and make a speach. Apparently it was about 90% vote in the room not to keep the status quo but that was ignored. Still they are all happy.

27 Oct 2017 13:07:22
90% of the people there Steve but not the power of the vote, legally Stan has all the power and Arsene has the popularity to keep everything ticking over nicely for them both.
Arsene needs Stan in order to keep his job and Stan needs Arsene in order to keep the fans at bay, they are 100% interdependent on each other for thier Arsenal futures.

27 Oct 2017 15:58:05
usmanov has no seat and no say in the matters. its beyond the joke.

27 Oct 2017 18:32:43
For a minute there SY when you said the BROAD was happy I thought you’d done something nice for the wife. 😉.

27 Oct 2017 20:22:46
Apparently Usmanov used his 32% to back Stans 65% to make up the overwhelming 97%. Who knows why but that's what's being reported as what happened.

27 Oct 2017 21:39:53
"the club continues to out perform any other club in terms of money spent to achievements on the field" that argument can't be made after Leicester. We also spend more than spurs and finished below them.

28 Oct 2017 04:55:22
Wish people would stop banging on about Leicester when trying to prove a point. They managed to win the league once, were perilously close to relegation the next season before sacking their manager, and are dire again this season.

As far as consistency goes, we have been consistently decent in the last decade bar last season. I'm not saying we should settle for decent, but the statement being quoted is clearly alluding to consistency and using Leicester to counter is silly.



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