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  • FABONGRASS FABONGRASS May 17, 2013 06:54 Flag

    Wenger staying (probably longer than 2014) - good or bad?

    The value of any item is, quite simply, what someone is prepared to pay for said item.

    No matter what dizzying heights the financial model of Arsenal may reach, it will NEVER be able to compete with the owners of City and Chelsea.

    If Arsenal offer £300kpw for Ronaldo, City/Chelski simply offer £400kpw.

    That is the reality.

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    • I agree Fab, but we can hope that Financial Fairplay will curb the amounts of money clubs can spend relative to Revenue etc. I know this might be naive thinking given the influence of clubs like Real, Barca, Chelsea etc but for the good of football (and Arsenal) to enforce some form of FFP would benefit the sport IMO. I believe the whole salary cap issue in the US in the NBA and NFL has allowed for a more competitive land scape in those leagues. It would be nice if our financial prudence over the last many years could finally be rewarded by improving greatly our ability to compete for players.

      Differently said, I hope FFP will prevent clubs like City, Real, Chelsea to pay 300pm because of their financial models.