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10 Dec 2018 08:44:41
In reply to the post down the page about whether it matters that we can match Utd etc for the top names or just find gems, I got drunk and forgot I had posted! 😂 Really if we want to be competing for the title we have to be able to buy some top players that you know will just come in and be ready straight away. With the gems, there's more element of risk that they are not ready or they don't make the difference otherwise their price would be higher. For every guendousi or Torreira there's an asano, perez, elneny, gabriel who aren't going to make the grade and you're stuck with for a while. Equally we've been heavily linked to players who would of been phenomenal bargains yet never took the risk for whatever reason van dijk at celtic, manolas at olympiacos, alderwierld before going to Southampton spring to mind, but hopefully that was just the old scouting team and it will all change now.

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10 Dec 2018 10:12:15
To be fair we have paid upwards of £50 million for a player so we will spend a fair bit.

I think United is probably a poor example to give as they get mugged off for every pony going and that clown Woodward seems happy to keep paying it in fees or wages.

I’d like to think our lot are way smarter than that and City and Liverpool generally pay more realistic fees as do Chelsea now and get far better players for their money, well if you forget about Morata and Bakayoko! 😂.

10 Dec 2018 10:18:38
Equally though Eden mate for every mega money signing that lives up to their price tag there are 2 that don't.
There is no guarantee because if there were Pogba would be in the running for the PFA player of the year instead of sat on the United bench and Mesut too come to that.
It's easier to identify proven talent which is why they come at such a premium price but surely that's why Sven is here. We don't have United or City financial resources so we have to find another way and when you look at the likes of Kante Torreira Mahrez to name but 3 players no one had herd of before they were linked to premier league clubs but are now A listers in the premier league.
Us fans like our club to sign players we know about and can instantly excited about seeing in an Arsenal shirt, it's only natural but in reality is all about what they deliver in the shirt that matters long after the price tag has been disregarded.

10 Dec 2018 11:12:50
I know things haven't gone well recently for them but Southampton seeded to have a good system in place a few years back, I think it was Les Reid who explained they were constantly on the look out for a replacement manager, full back, striker and every other part of the team just in case they lost the ones they had so they were ready to go if needed, proactive rather than reactive if you like, and for a while it worked well for them.
I think smarter planning smarter scouting and smarter coaching and management will see us bridge the financial gap in the coming years and who knows people might be using the Arsenal way as a model for success again really soon :-)
Well if we can't dare to dream now when can we :-)

10 Dec 2018 22:42:43
Utd and Citeh have spent similar amounts in the last few years. The difference in football quality is universes apart. The coach plays a big part in the way a team/ player performs. Pep is getting the best out of his team, maureen is actually holding them back. Money certainly helps, no question but the coach and back up is just as important.

11 Dec 2018 13:34:41
Totally agree with all that Steve.

12 Dec 2018 16:13:08
Guys not been on much I'm the last 8 months or so. But so glad for the change and once again enjoying watching us. Can't really fault anything.

Few more windows and I am sure emery will have his team sorted.

Have a good Christmas and New year also to Wenger I'm sure he is enjoying the chilled TV work and his life once again.

Have a good one people xx.

12 Dec 2018 17:55:19
And you Derby, keep popping in, the gaps are too long.

12 Dec 2018 18:01:45
Hey Derby,

Good to see you back, have a great one too mate. 👍🏼.

12 Dec 2018 21:32:28
Got to say, loving the avatar Stoner.



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