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Over the last half a dozen years Arsen has bought young up and coming talent at reasonable prices and as a result we have been able to build a new stadium and also achieve reasonable finacial succes by being in the CL every year.
This is all going to end soon if we don't do something within the next 6 months.
There use to be just three teams who could win anything and then came along Chelsea and now City and Spuds.
We have 6 teams that have real chances of winning anything but of those 6, 5 will spend what they have to and 1 wont, and thats right, we are the one.
Unless we are in the CL the real quality of this world wont want to come to Arsenal and unless we do somthing by next season the quality we do have will leave.
I have been a Gooner for over 40 years and this is the first time I have ever been worried for the club and I feel that if Wenger doesn't do something special for next season the crap he will get will drive him away.
The club needs 4 major signings of real quality and he wont get them in January, the problem is, if we dont make the CL spot, he probably wont get them in the summer either.
Swings and round-abouts mate. It all goes in circles over time. And as they say, what's meant for you, won't go by you. Words your could do very much better than to consider after 40 years. And I use the term consider in its Latin sense Considre. Consider the tale of 'there's is always a bit you can't get at', like opening a can of sardines eg; there's always a little bit left in the corner. Is there perhaps a 'little bit' in the corner of your life you missed?
Moral of the story is; never 'buy' sardines if you're 'dying' for a bit.
You are very pragmatic and clear. The only thing I feel very different about is whether or we could strengthen in January. Ofcourse there are plenty of superb players not in the CL who would improve our squad. Also, remember 72' to 78' not great, and 80' until GG not great.
Your subject Buy or Die says it all and is very true.