We have a lovely shiny new stadium that was supposed to let us compete financially with the big boys of Europe and catapult us into the big league. Instead it seems that the stadium has become a burden and Le Boss now has too sell every season just to keep up the £24m annual mortgage payments.
According to the News of the World, Arsene Wenger said we need to sell every season to pay for the stadium. Has Le Boss actually made these comments? Surely he hasn't, because if he has then they are very dumb comments to make.
On hearing these comments clubs could circle the Emirates like vultures picking at us like flesh on bones until eventually the flesh is devoured. How long until stars like Cesc, Van Persie, and Toure are picked at? We can't keep selling our best players just for the stadium.
Is the Emirates worth an ever-changing squad? We need continuity. How can Wenger build a squad knowing it could be ripped apart at any time? It makes depressing reading that is for certain.
I've mentioned before that Arsenal are giving the impression at times that we are indeed a selling club, I was ridiculed for it but it may be true. I'd rather be wrong though.
I can't understand why we could be in this position. Our latest turnover figures make us Britain's RICHEST club. We had over a £200m turnover at least. The comments contradict what the board say. Edelman said we have money to spend, Wenger says we need to sell. Somethings not right, and Gooners suffer for it.
I think the board are just happy to get their millions every year. We sign youngsters, then sell them on for a profit. We make the Champions League and the board get their money from it. We have a big stadium that brings in huge revenue, I'm not sure the board of directors are actually bothered if we win things as long as the money continues to roll in.
The board would only notice any difference if we didn't qualify for the Champions League. Then the panic would set in. I sometimes feel that the only reason we moved stadium was to fill the boards pockets, not to compete with the Madrid's, Milan's and Manchester Uniteds of this world.
If the comments are true then I'd be gutted. It is horrible to think that every year we have to deal with the situation of our best players leaving. This summer has been bad enough already and previous summers have been just as bad at times.
The idea, I thought, of moving stadiums, was to compete with the big boys not line the pockets of directors and board members. That's the impression I get at times. I really, really hope I'm wrong and I'm just being a tad suspicious but sometimes I wished we just stayed at Highbury.
Gooners want the best and we deserve the best. We want trophies. We have a great stadium, a great manager and the potential to be the best in Europe. We don't want to be fobbed off with this no money shit we hear all the time.
Keep it Goonerish.......