In the last transfer window this season over £500 million was spent on new talents.Arsenal spent just £1.25 million, The 2nd lowest in the league.
Arsenal Net Spending 2008
Amount Spent : £18.55m
Amount Received : £17.3m
Net Spending : + £1.25m
The NET Spending Table
Man City £55m
Aston Villa £40.3m
Man Utd £24.95m
Stoke City £21.3m
– Portsmouth £1.3m
– Newcastle Utd £1.6m
– Blackburn Rovers £8.25m
– Tottenham – £10.05m
– West Ham – £14.5m
If you add the money we have received from the sell-on fee received from the David Bentley and Fabrice Muamba deals So in total for 2008 We are in profit + £8.25m,
Last season (2007) we made a NET profit of £21.3M
This is just player Sales profit, Plus we have loaned out a number of players and are saving money on wages.Plus the revenue made from tickets and merchandising. The clubs seem to be making a huge profit each year. But at what cost? Zero success on the playing field and nothing to show since 2005.
Great for the board members to be making money but what are the fans getting in return? Ticket prices going up, Good players sold on and not replaced.
I ask today what really matters to the fans? Success off the pitch in regards to making a profit?
Or Success on the pitch by winning titles?
Is spending £50m on new players worth the risk or is Wenger right to put the clubs first?
Time will tell?…..Whats your view?
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