Arsene Wenger has finally admitted it: his Arsenal team do not operate on the same level as Chelsea. He is not talking about tackling, finishing, or even the ability to defend against a breakaway. He is talking finance.
Arsenal, he says, cannot afford the top players in the world because they are unable to offer them the kind of money available at Chelsea, Milan, Madrid or even Manchester. Unlike Chelsea, who operate under a unique set of monetary circumstances, he cannot afford to match the demands of the very best. Which is quite an about turn for Wenger: until now he has always given theRead More »from Benitez to do the Emirates breakaway