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  • There are a lot of positives about our club Andy, but there still are a number of issues that they need to deal with in order to remain in the top order of world football.

    1. Signings. We need to show we can not only compete to sign, but also retain those we need to.

    2. Sponsorships. We need to make sure we are strong enough to attract the best sponsorship deals to make us not only commercially better, but also more profitable to be able to compete.

    3. Silverware. To do the other two, we need to get back to a winning mentality, and get some silverware. We have until 2014, when the sponsorships are up for renewal. Using the profit, we need to buy to win, not just plan for the future.

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    • John I agree, but believe we will strengthen. John what were the seven lean years followed by? Yep my faith was shaken too the summer transfer window was mental. But we have a talented core of players. And actually we have the money from profits and future players sales Vela, Bendtner, Arshavin and Denilson to bring in real quality. Ofcourse it still needs to happen, but the years of plenty should be just over the horizon. Enjoy the ride.

    • Quality big name players do attract sponsors wich enables clubs to compete for better players and obvioulsy titles.
      This often spirals out of control financialy but I couldn't see that happening at Arsenal, we just need some quality experienced players which would also help with the younger players developing quicker.

      Arsenal has the nucleus of a very good team but lacks quality and experience in depth, which we should buy in this summer.

      Arsen has admitted to this in a round about way so if he doesn't do something about it this summer he will be asked questions and rightly so.

      CL is obviously a dream for any club but priority next season must be the PL above all else and we need to build a team to challenge City and Utd as they will strengthen again this summer.

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      • City and Utd will strengthen?
        City are struggling to meet the financial fair play rules so have little room to improve their squad. Utd will buy a couple of players possibly one in central mid to replace the likes of Giggs, Scholes and Carrick and a defender to replace the aging Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra. So really they are standing still.
        Arsenal have the money to close the gap, but have to make it happen in the transfer market, agreed.