Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at the big spending clubs in Europe, claiming that they are the ones that will be responsible for the financial crisis, which he believes is imminent. Arsene also stated that he believes that Europe’s money men can pick and choose who they want, with nobody out of their reach.
Wenger explained, “I believe that this season, I see two teams that are above the rest. Real Madrid and Barcelona, and the rest have to catch up during the season. Barca and Madrid have much more financial power than they had 14 years ago because they have individualised their TV rights in Spain. So they, at the moment, with teams like Man City and Chelsea can take who they want.”
He then added, “I believe that Europe overall, as a unit, is going towards a massive crisis, which nobody really expects now. I am convinced that Europe will go into a huge financial crisis within the next three weeks or three months and maybe that will put everything into perspective again.”
The rant seems to point to the fact that Arsene Wenger is still aggravated that he was unable to keep his key players this summer. Cesc Fabregas, the clubs captain and best player for the past few seasons, finally realised his dream by joining Barcelona. Also Samir Nasri headed to the Premier League’s big spenders, Manchester City. Arsene has since used the money generated by the sales to sign mediocre replacements.
With Paris Saint-Germain recently admitting that they would be actively pursuing Arsene Wenger for the managerial post at the French club, and the Arsenal fans slowly losing faith in him one by one. It may not be too long before Arsenal find themselves needing a new manager.