Arsenal Message Board
"The fans will not check how much money we spend, they want to win football games."
"When we don't, they are not happy and that is completely normal."
"We will try to strengthen our team, of course, but the best way to keep our fans happy is to win the games."
Arsene was quoted after the Villa game, and also accepting the fact that the team got booed on it's circuit of the stadium. It does not fill me with confidence that he will go out of his way to buy the quality/stamina that this team have again showed we lack this season.
It says "I don't like fans but realise they are a necessary evil. But I will pretend that I think they don’t care how much money I spend and, as usual, I will buy some shit players this summer and tell the fans at the beginning of next season that we can really win the PL. That will do the trick, it has worked every year. Just in case I my passed catches up with me I will start warning the fans that we cannot expect to finish in the top 4 next year and I’ll explain how hard that is so when we fail I can say that I always said it was not easy and thus remain the manager who is always right."
I'm with you on this one Hugo. It falls well short of a statement of intent from Wenger that he's committed to strengthening the team through buying. It suggests he thinks the current crop of players might improve sufficiently to do better next year - and I'm not sure too many people share that opinion.