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06 Aug 2020 17:12:34
Footage of legendary former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has resurfaced when he remarked he would put his staff before any new signings.

The Gunners announced on Wednesday night they would be making 55 staff redundant due to the C.V. C.V. - a decision which has angered many inside the football fraternity.

Speaking after Arsenal's 0-0 draw at Leicester in August 2016, Wenger said:

"What matters to me is when you have a club with 600 employees you have the money to pay them at the end of the month. "

In Wenger I still trust and Still admire.

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06 Aug 2020 17:43:54
And to think of the meager wage he himself took during all his years at the club to! What an outstanding example.

06 Aug 2020 18:25:41
Good man gunner, spot on!

06 Aug 2020 18:43:45
Hi Shambles mate, a Robin Hood figure who lived in the castle next door to the evil Sheriff and dined at the the sheriffs feast ladend table surrounded by great riches and someone who was quite happy to see the hard working good citizens of Arsenal forest pay by far the very highest taxes in all the land for the privilege of living in his kingdom but delived only 4th class service!
Not exactly the stuff of man of the people legendary hero is it ;-)

06 Aug 2020 19:22:40
You are right - he had zero impact on style, diet or training or scouting in EPL, didn’t raise our global appeal due to style or trophies, didn’t let us see some of the best football ever and didn’t bring us the invincibles or loads of trophies. My bad - sorry gents. I forgot how easy winning trophies and getting European football was. Surely someone set the bar that high by achieving it 😉.

06 Aug 2020 20:06:58
Sorry SY mate I thought we were still talking about the Arsene quote you posted on originally at Leicester which didn't really match up with a man who repeatedly justified Arsenal fans having to pay by far the highest ticket prices in the country while he himself collected a super huge pay check off the back of those extortionate ticket prices.

06 Aug 2020 20:46:46
Yeah John, I forgot about the tyrants huge 9 million pay cheque a year.

06 Aug 2020 21:23:10
You can debate whether he deserved all that money or not but you can't deny he made sure everyone got paid and nobody had to leave because he wanted to sign a 32 year old freebie on 100k+ wages. High ticket prices? Nobody's going to lose their home over that.

06 Aug 2020 21:38:27
Hi Mark mate, I just think it's important to tell the whole story and not pick the best of or worst bits of anyone, I've never met anyone perfect yet and Arsene to me was never a bad guy but he certainly wasn't some humble champion of the people either. He did and said what served him best at the time.

06 Aug 2020 21:58:42
Him and hundreds of other managers before and since him Iceman. Let's not confuse the current unethical treatment our club is dishing out right now and paint everyone who didn't behave this way as heroes, we'll being giving out thousands and thousands of medals if we did that. Arsene was a corporation man when at Arsenal as he is now with fifa or uafa is it? none of us know how he would have behaved on this matter if he was still our manager today but history suggest he would most likely have defended the clubs decision as he always did while in place. No no one lost thier home but plenty of low paid loyal fans who'd attended Arsenal games for years lost their abilty to afford to do so due to ticket prices. Man of the of the people image doesn't seem to fit very well from my memory.

07 Aug 2020 06:33:19
SY4 simply pointed out that Wenger ran this club responsibly and took care of his staff. It was you who came up with these 'man of the people' images G62.

Everyone understands that change was needed when he left but not many seemed to understand it could make us worse.

I'm not trying to paint him as a hero or anything but when you look at what happened to us on and off the pitch since he left i think he would deserve more credit than what was given to him.

07 Aug 2020 09:29:46
Did he really run the club responsibly Iceman? So many players running down thier contracts and holding the club to ransom or leaving for free? Older players who were already injury prone and who were only available 2 or 3 games a season were given new contracts? and it was Arsenes watch that Mesut was given his ridiculous contract which is still a problem to this day.
Arsene said many many things when in charge at Arsenal and his comments on being responsible for 600 people's wages were merely another deflection tactic to justify his refusal to spend on new players when the whole football world was questioning his judgement yet again.

07 Aug 2020 10:01:17
I'm fairly sure I read an interview with Wenger since he left the club where he said one of the main issues compared to when he first joined was that there were too many people working at the club by the end of his reign. He felt because there were so many people not everyone was pulling in the same direction or cared about the success of the team.

07 Aug 2020 10:17:50
You are mixing up responsible with sensible G62. Short answer to your question is yes. The stability of the club was never jeopardised under his watch.



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